Welcome to The Ambassador Ministry

The goal of this invitational ministry will be to invite Catholics to a greater involvement in the life of their parishes, attendance at Sunday Mass and if needed, personal accompaniment to address those issues that are stumbling blocks to active participation in the life of the Church.

To serve as an ambassador of Christ is to serve the evangelical mandate to bring the Word of salvation in Jesus Christ, in an effective and personal manner, to every believer and non-believer alike.

Please see the segments below to receive a better understanding of the requirements to participate, a description of the formation experience and how to register.

Requirements for Participation

Those who wish to enroll in this formational experience are required:

  • To be 18 years of age or older;
  • Commit to complete the full requirement of the first part of the formation program, including the two sessions for communal prayer to be held in person;
  • Be open to work with a spiritual director;
  • Be receptive to discern, at the end of the basic formation program, whether you wish to continue to be trained to participate in a form of invitational ministry, to be sponsored either in your parish or on the diocesan level.
  • The Formation Experience

    The formational experience for all “ambassadors” will begin with an invitation to study, prayer and reflection. The formation program, through the Augustine Institute, will be done both online and in person. All those in formation are asked to attend all seven sessions online and two sessions to be held in person.

    For an outline of the program and a short preview of the online study, click Next:

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    Learn More About Formation

    Part I – Basic Formation: "The Search"

    Online formation will consist of seven ninety-minute Zoom sessions, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

  • January 11th - "What Do You Seek?"
  • January 18th - "Who Are You?"
  • January 25th - "Why A God?"
  • February 8th - "What's Our Story?"
  • February 15th - "Who Is Jesus?"
  • February 22th - "Am I Saved?"
  • March 1st - "Why A Church?"

  • For a preview of this Augustine Institute program, please view this trailer:

    Midway through basic formation, all participants are invited to attend an optional evening of Prayer and Reconciliation to be held on Tuesday, February 1st at 7:00 PM at Saint Augustine Cathedral.

    Basic Formation will conclude with an in-person session during the week of March 7th. The purpose of this sessions is to share feedback and discuss plans for Part Two.

    Part II – Custom Tracks

    It is envisioned that participants will have their choice to participate in one of two Formed programs - "Forgiven" or "Presence." To continue with their formation. The tentative dates for this formation will be in March, via Zoom, from 7 PM to 8 PM. If you would like to view a preview of these programs, please click on the following links:

    Part III – Tools for Evangelization

    For those participants who wish to continue their preparation to enter invitational ministry, you will be asked to attend a series of formational sessions, held both online and in person, to explore both the human and ministerial tools needed to effectively undertake this ministry.

    Dates and times are forthcoming.

    Commissioning Mass

    Dates TBD

    Upon completion of the formation listed above, plans are underway to invite all “ambassadors” to a Commissioning Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank Caggiano.

    More information will be forthcoming regarding this Mass.

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