Evangelize with holy cards.
Here’s the idea: I have had holy cards printed up with a beautiful Catholic image on the front and Bible verses on the back. It makes non-Catholics think twice–“errr a Catholic holy card, but with Bible verses??!! Maybe those Catholics know their Bible after all!!”
So for example, on the back of the image of the Blessed Mother is the text:
“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, Blessed are you among women” — Lk. 1.28 Jesus said about Mary, “Behold Thy Mother” Jn. 19.27 Jesus commanded, “Honor thy Mother” Mt. 15.4 Mary said, “All generations shall call me blessed.” Lk. 1.48 On the back of the card with Jesus in the Eucharist the text reads:
Jesus said, “Take, eat this is my body” Mt.14.22 If any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh,for the life of the wordl. Jn.6.51 Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, ye have no life within you.” Jn. 6.53 St Paul wrote, “The cup we bless..is a participation with the blood of Christ…the bread we break is a participation in the Body of Christ.” There is also a Divine Mercy card and a Jesus-Body of Christ-Church card.
So here’s how it works: Catholics buy the holy cards and hand them out like Protestants do gospel tracts. It’s real easy, at the supermarket check out you just smile and say to the person helping, “Would you like one of these prayer cards? It’s a reminder that Jesus loves you and I’m praying for you” or “Why not take one of these nice prayer cards?”
Or maybe you leave it at the restaurant with your tip (but you better leave a good tip!)
Or if you’re too shy to do that you put it in the envelope when you pay a bill. Somebody somewhere opens those envelopes!
You can think of more ways to share the word of God and the Catholic faith. Heck, you can stand on the street corner and hand them out!
I am encouraging our people in the parish to use them, but if you would like to purchase some of these cards they are just a quarter each. Buy 20 cards for $5.00.
Five cards of each style.