Emmaus Journey Ministry
Emmaus Journey's mission and vision is inspired by Luke 24:13-35 where two disciples are departing from Jerusalem in deep discouragement. A "stranger" walks with them and explains the Scriptures bringing understanding of all they have been experiencing and how these events were all part of God's plan to bring people into deep relationship with himself through the work of Jesus on the cross. The "stranger", Jesus himself, is revealed in the "breaking of the bread". With their "hearts burning within" they return immediately to Jerusalem to proclaim the news of Jesus resurrection to their friends. Jesus reveals himself as present with them. They are all witnesses to his resurrection and are called to proclaim the gospel message.
We are also called to share in this mission of seeing those around us gain understanding of truth through the Scriptures, Jesus revelation of himself in the breaking of the bread, and an overflow of joy leading to proclaiming the Gospel message!
We partner with the local parish to encourage non-practicing and occasional Catholics to experience conversion to Christ, transformation in Christ walking as a disciple, and mobilization for Christ as Catholic disciples and laborers through God's grace through faith in Jesus work on the cross. “To bring about in all Catholics such an enthusiasm for their faith that, in living their faith in Jesus, they freely share it with others” (Go and Make Disciples, USCCB). As Pope Francis says, we are all called to be "missionary disciples".
Emmaus Journey contributes to these goals by:
Providing ministry formation resources
Leadership and facilitator training
Support for local parish-based ministry initiatives
◦ Emmaus Journey Young Adult Mission (EJYAM)
◦ Small Christian Community (SCC)
◦ Small-group Scripture Studies
◦ Men’s and Women's ministry
One-on-one mentoring and coaching
Evangelization and discipleship networking conferences
“You too, go into my vineyard." ~Matthew 20:4
"The fundamental objective of the formation of the lay faithful is an ever-clearer discovery of one's vocation and the ever-greater willingness to live it so as to fullfill one's mission. God calls and sends me forth as a laborer in his vineyard. He calls and sends me forth to work for the coming of his kingdom in history." (Saint Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, On the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful, 58)
Please see our 2016 letter at the following link: Emmaus Journey - 2016
Emmaus Journey National Office
1311 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 314 3431 (Monday-Thursday)
Start Date: ---
End Date: 29 September 2017