Take Up Evangelism with Holy Cards

At the beginning of Lent you are often encouraged to “take something up” as well as “give something up”. OK, but you’d better give something up as well.

So give something up, but also, why not take up Catholic Evangelism with Holy Cards?
Here’s how it works. I have had four types of holy cards printed up with a beautiful Catholic image on the front and Bible verses on the back. There is a Jesus/Church card, a Jesus/Eucharist card, a Divine Mercy card and a Blessed Virgin card.

The Bible verse on the back explains the image on the front.

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.”

To do Holy Card Evangelism you buy the holy cards and hand them out like Protestants do gospel tracts.

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? God bless you!”

Or maybe you leave it at the restaurant with your tip (but you better leave a good tip!)

This can be your way of “Taking something up for Lent.”

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.
After you get the cards, and before you hand them out remember to get them blessed! Then they are sacramentals, and not just pretty cards. Also remember to pray as you hand them out and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.

If you would like some just send me an email: and I’ll tell you how to make payment and we’ll send them in the mail.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01680011135555390760 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

    I love this idea but I think my only concern is having the cards end up in the trash or worse. I never know what my fellow Californians will do.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15190084186083358518 xavier217

    Christ said the seed may end up being eaten by birds or choked by thorns, but some will multiply a hundred fold…maybe we can think of this in that light.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04843514873861242426 Howard

    Here's another idea: Get a T-shirt with a good verse, such as John 19:27, written in Japanese. I worked in Tokyo once and got a T-shirt that said "University of Tokyo", and people were always asking what it said.


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