INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF EVANGELIZATION
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19)
The International Center of Evangelization will be operational from July 18-21, 2016 in Krakow. It is the initiative of the New Evangelization Group of the Polish Episcopal Conference. The main goal of the event is evangelization: announcing the Good News to the residents of Krakow, as well as to those who will arrive in Krakow even before World Youth Day. Firstly, those invited to participate in this initiative are communities who already have experience in evangelization and who undertake this work in an active way in the places where they live.
In the context of the International Center of Evangelization various artistic forms will be interspersed with prayer and contemplation, all for the glory of God! There will be stages built in the city, on which among others there will be concerts, film screenings and theatrical performances.
More information on the project as well as the registration form can be found on the website: www.ice2016.pl
Bp. Grzegorz Rys – An Invitation to Evangelize
If you are going to World Youth Day and want to get involved in the evangelization of pilgrims and guests who will come to Krakow during this time, we warmly invite you to participate in the International Center of Evangelization ICE2016. This is a good opportunity to share your experience of living faith and to meet with Christ and people who need it.
From July 18th through July 31st, our volunteers will take part in spiritual retreats preparing them for evangelization, meetings with international guests – evangelizers from the front line, as well as experience the dynamic, young Church in which the Merciful Father wants to embrace everyone who turns to Him.
The International Center of Evangelization is a place where individual evangelizers as well as whole communities and groups can prepare evangelization programs – dramas, pantomimes, performances, concerts, testimonies, and preaching of the Divine Word – which will be presented on specially prepared stages. This will also be an occasion to share the Gospel in international teams with people on the streets of Krakow.
More information can be found on our website www.ICE2016.pl as well as on www.NowaEwangelizacja.org
If there is a desire in your heart to tell others about what God has done in your life, we sincerely invite you.
International Center of Evangelization ICE2016 is an option for those who:
• want to go to WYD
• have at least a little bit of experience in evangelization
• want to take part in a meeting for evangelizers from around the world
• meet in groups, movements, and Christian communities
ICE2016 is a unique chance to evangelize in an international team.
In the ICE2016 Campus:
• we are forming a tent city for evangelizers (location of the Campus: Physical Education and Sport Studium / Piastowska Street 26, 30-070 Krakow)
• we are inviting Christian bands to play on stages placed strategically throughout Krakow
• we are building an open tent so that upwards of 10 thousand people can participate in events on the main stage
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
To participate in the International Center of Evangelization ICE2016, we invite persons who serve every day in their communities, parishes, movements, or associations. We invite laypeople, priests, religious sisters, and consecrated persons. Let us be together in the mission of sharing faith.
HOW TO SIGN UP?
Join us alone or with your community and prepare your evangelization program, which you will present on one of the many stages on Krakow.
Registration runs through April 29, 2016.
Being an ICE2016 participant also grants you WYD volunteer status.
HOW TO PREPARE?
Together with your group, create your own evangelization program, containing:
• preaching the Gospel
• flash mob
• theatrical performances
• evangelistic concerts which you will present on stages located in Krakow.
Also be prepared to evangelize on the streets of Krakow.
DATE: July 18-31, 2016
ORGANIZER: KEP (Polish Episcopal Conference) for Promoting the New Evangelization with the organizational support of Grupa
Photos: Grzegorz Hełka, Grupa Tymoteusz