Saints for the New Evangelization—Free PowerPoint Presentation

Saints for the New Evangelization PowerPoint presentation

Flip through any tabloid magazine and you’ll see splashy spreads touting all the ways the rich and famous are just like us! They drink coffee. They have children. They are busy going about their lives. These magazines act like this is information we should care about, and worse, we should emulate. In our celebrity-obsessed culture, it’s not easy to remember what real role models are made of. Instead of People, we should be reading Saints.

Saints are the heroes of the Catholic Church. They stood by their faith with conviction when faced with doubters, exemplify the values and faith we aspire to, and continue to intercede on our behalf. Saints also are great examples of how to evangelize.

St. Isaac Jogues was bullied and beaten, yet still gave himself to God’s work. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton established the first free Catholic school in America. St. Paul found the pen key for spreading the message of Christ. These are just three saints who embraced the call to evangelize, each in their own way.

With the election of Pope Francis and the Church’s call for New Evangelization, we are being called to serve one another in Christ’s name, to be “people for others,” to be like the saints. Saints are the Church’s celebrities, known not for scandals, but for being examples of living with new ardor, methods, and expression—hallmarks of the New Evangelization.

As All Saints Day approaches, reflect and share how we, too, can be shining examples of how to live out our faith.

About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at


  1. I followed all the directions to get the saints power point but when I hit the link it gives me a screen that says no payment information is available. What am I doing wrong???

  2. oh good…I thought it was me! Hopefully there will be some kind of fix soon. these powerpoints are wonderful resources to use!

  3. The issue that some of you are experiencing with the download has been corrected. Please try again. Thanks for your interest.

  4. When I tried to download the power point my diocese was not one of the options so I could not submit to receive it. Diocese of Calgary AB. Is there a way we can be added to the list?

  5. Montreal Canada is not included in the list of Dioceses

    Would you mind emailing it to me also.


    • As it turns out, Antoinette, you can select any diocese and enter 99999 for the zip code and you should be fine.

  6. hi
    I live in Australia and find so many resources in the US that we don’t have in Australia being a much smaller country. I am pushing with others for a new evangelisation in our parish of All Hallows Five Dock NSW and would love to have your free powerpoint Saints for the new evangelisation. Is it possible for you to email this to me? I am also a Catechist. Australia is much more secular than US so we face a challenge in bringing the Gospel to many who are unchurched or dechurched. Every bit can help us. Many thanks and blessings to you.
    KInd regards
    Ann Kerley

    • Hi Ann. You can select any diocese and type in 99999 for the zip code and you’ll be able to download the PPT. Let me know if you are still having any troubles doing so.

    • Hi Mary, no, the PPT does not have audio, but has a script in Notes Pages view so that you can narrate it and add your own thoughts as desired.

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