After his encounter with Jesus... "The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.”  And he brought him to Jesus." (John 1:40,41)  We feel this is the way God is asking us to spread the EWJ - through YOU.  Personal invitations are the most evangelical and effective way to spread the graces of these retreats.  If your EWJ retreat truly was for you an encounter with Jesus, would you, as St. Andrew did, invite others to an Encounter?  

Who to invite

  • Members of a Bible study or Divine Mercy Cenacle
  • Friends, family, co-workers
  • ACTS groups


Just very simply tell them in your own words your experience of the retreat, the good and the bad, and maybe some particular way you felt God helped you.  Make sure they don't feel pressured to attend.  They need to freely choose.


Promotion at Parish

If you feel called to promote the EWJ more generally at your parish by making pamphlets available please first get permission from your pastor or parish secretary