Array of Hope Promises to Help Catholic Christians Grow Closer to God

The Conference of Catholic Bishops released their strategic plan for 2013-2016, "The New Evangelization/Journey With Christ: Faith-Worship-Witness," and are hoping to help U.S. Catholics to encounter Christ more fully at Array of Hope.

The group is specifically aiming to create a "community that focuses on marriage, the family and the life and dignity of the human person," the press release said.

"One of the means to engage the family is an experience that invites and reaches the whole family regardless of age. Te Deum Ministries has created a singular solution to show how a diocese or parish can engage the entire family to participate in the community life of the Catholic Church and 'engage and motivate a broad cross-section of Catholics,'" a press release from the Conference of Catholic Bishops read.

Their event, Array of Hope, will be a two hour multimedia event that will include musical acts, motivational speakers, and film presentations.

"Array of Hope is an event you should seriously consider bringing to your parish or school. Open to all, the concert was a great success. The music was top notch, the witness talks inspiring, and its Catholic message authentic," said the Vicar General, Monsignor Thomas Gravasio from the Diocese of Trenton, referring to the event in a public statement.

The event's speaker will be Chris Padgett, an author and singer-songwriter, while Sacred Road and Costa Crew will be playing the music.

Array of Hope's mission statement serves to help people "rediscover the joy and confidence of believing in the Triune God and to enthusiastically profess that faith as a true encounter and relationship with Jesus Christ." (Instrumentum Laboris, #18)

See a sneak peek of the event here.

"The music was great, the singers better, and storyline of Catholicity the best. Humor, message and theology were combined in a superb way that young and old came away with a sense of awe and pride of faith," said Father James Pagnotta.

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