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Evangelization and Pastoral Care of Parishes

“Evangelization is the source of authentic personal fulfillment.”
–Pope Francis

Mr. Alan Badia
Coordinator of Evangelization & Pastoral Care

Mrs. Suzie Pinkham
Evangelization and Pastoral Care Assistant

The Coordinator of Evangelization & Pastoral Care of Parishes provides parishes with evangelization opportunities, strategies, training, resources, and support in their evangelization efforts as well as support in pastoral care.     










What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. 

Alpha is a wonderful way for Catholics to engage in the New Evangelization in their homes, churches, and even work environment. Please read Bishop Daniel Thomas’ Statement on Evangelization & the Alpha Course inviting parishes to try Alpha.

Find an Alpha Near You

Interested in Starting An Alpha?

Please Contact Alan Badia, Coordinator of Evangelization & Pastoral Care, for further assistance and training opportunities. 






What is Amazing Parish?
Amazing Parish exists to revitalize the Church by equipping her pastors and leaders with the training, resources and support they need to create vibrant and thriving parishes. Although every parish is unique, we’ve found that there are three common “building blocks” that form the foundation of an amazing parish.

The Three Building Blocks

  • A Reliance on Prayer and the Sacraments
  • A Commitment to Healthy Organization
  • A Passion for Discipleship & Evangelization

For More Information on implementing this Parish Model in your Parish please contact Alan Badia, abadia@toledodiocese.org.










What is the Amazing Parish Conference?
The Amazing Parish Conference is a practical and one-of-a-kind experience for parish leaders. You’ll receive first-hand organizational health training from New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and you’ll learn from dynamic and engaging speakers including Jeff Cavins, Curtis Martin, Matthew Kelly, and Chris Stefanick. The conference experience is also an opportunity for personal and spiritual renewal with daily Mass, confession and Eucharistic Adoration.

Unlike other conferences, an Amazing Parish Conference is a workshop-style format so pastors and parish leadership team members can work side-by-side to learn what a real leadership team looks like, how it operates, and how it can best serve its parishioners. By the end of the conference, you’ll also have gained a lot of knowledge and insight, you’ll have a clear, practical vision of what leadership can look like at your parish and how to implement it once you get home.

Conference Registration- March 2017
Register your Parish for the Amazing Parish Conference

Hotel Registration
Reserve your hotel rooms at the Marriott Marquis for the Amazing Parish Conference
Manage your hotel reservations for the Marriott Marquis

Flight Registration (Sales end Jan. 25)
Purchase your flights to Atlanta with the Diocese of Toledo (No refunds after Jan. 25)
Manage your flight reservations with the Diocese of Toledo (No changes after March 5)

Please contact your parish trip organizer to make changes or contact Alan Badia at abadia@toledodiocese.org.