Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me

Catholic Discipleship – Becoming A Disciple of Christ
Authored by Dcn. Ralph Poyo

This booklet is designed to help those who are just starting out in a new-found relationship with God. Whether you gather with a small group or begin this journey alone, this book can help you grow with the Holy Spirit in developing the fundamental spiritual disciplines needed to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Publication Date: Apr 5, 2012
0985025603 / 9780985025601
Page Count: 36
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5″ x 8″
Language: English
Color: Black and White

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Discipleship – The Difficult Journey of Following Christ

An Audio CD Formatted for Small Group Discussion
Authored by Dcn. Ralph Poyo

Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything! Becoming a follower of Christ is not easy. Once a person experiences the conversion associated with encountering the risen Christ, they must then begin the challenge of living a new life in Christ. Those who believe that they can simply add a little Jesus to their previous way of living will come to the sobering reality that their old task masters (the demons assigned to them) will not be willing to let them go so easily. This presentation is a live recording of a Parish Mission on becoming an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ. It provides practical steps for the journey and enough motivation to continue in the battle. Dcn. Ralph will inspire you to enlist the help of the Holy Spirit to guide you to become Jesus’ disciple.

Format: Audio CD
Length: 3.5 Hours
Language: English

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Evangelization – Are You In or  Just Playing Church?

An Audio CD for those who haven’t met Christ or want to understand a personal faith
Authored by Dcn. Ralph Poyo

So many Catholics across the country struggle to understand how the Catholic Faith relates to their everyday lives. For the past seven years, Dcn. Ralph has been developing a clear message that audiences of all ages have to come to understand. This 4 CD set is a live presentation of a four night parish mission. Deacon´s use of humor, passion, and visuals to illustrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, has captivated audiences and enabled them to respond to the saving grace of Jesus. This audio presentation will not only help you understand the saving plan of God, but also help you see Satan´s plan to keep you from finding Jesus, how to live with Jesus now through the Holy Spirit, and how to become an authentic Disciple of Jesus. If you want family members to hear an excellent explanation of why they should believe in Jesus, this is the tool for you. 

Format: Audio CD
Length: 4 cds
Language: English

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UnknownEncounter Christ: From Discovery to Discipleship

Authored by Fr. Dave Pivonka and Deacon Ralph Poyo

“God really is real! I never experienced him before now.” “I felt like there had to be something more—I think I’ve found it!” “God doesn’t just love everyone—he loves me!” It’s exciting when someone has a living encounter with the God of the universe. A lightbulb goes on, and everything feels new. But with that sense of exhilaration comes the realization: in order to take one’s faith seriously, things must change.

“What do I do now?” “How can I keep this alive?” The authors of Encounter Jesus believe that what’s really being asked is: “Now that I’ve discovered Jesus, how do I become his disciple? What do I have to do to continue to encounter him?” An encounter with Jesus is a very significant experience, and Fr. Dave and Deacon Ralph show readers how to move from discovering their faith to following Jesus wherever he leads them along the path of discipleship.

Publication Date: Oct 3, 2014
ISBN-10: 161636789X
ISBN-13: 978-1616367893
Page Count: 144
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
Language: English
Color: Black and White

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As founder of New Evangelization Ministries, Deacon Ralph Poyo seeks to be a useful tool for assisting pastors in training their parish leadership in evangelization. He has traveled extensively around the United States, serving as an evangelist and speaker. He incorporates what he learned and experienced in four years of research in rural, inner-city, and suburban parishes. After almost thirty years of parish ministry, he understands the complexities of various ministry environments.

When Deacon Ralph is not consulting with parishes through NEM, he is a popular national speaker capable of communicating with a wide variety of audiences. His passionate, humorous, and playful style has captivated adult and teen audiences across the country with the truth of the gospel of Christ. His presentation style disarms audiences and speaks directly to the issues that plague our efforts to live the Catholic faith. Information about having him present to your group can be found here. You can follow Deacon Ralph on Twitter at @HobbitDeacon.

Deacon Ralph is married to his high school sweetheart, Susan, and has five daughters, one son-in-law, and two granddaughters.

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