Outreach: Evangelize With Us!
Welcome to Come, Lord Jesus! Outreach!
This ministry began because, just as stated in Acts 16:10, “We have been convinced that God has called us to bring forth the Good News.”
We have been convinced that over fifty years ago our Loving Lord inspired Father Conley Bertrand to create a dynamic and influential program named “Come, Lord Jesus! that would renew and sanctify parishioners of the Holy Catholic Church, bringing active scriptural study into the heart of each Catholic, provide a Bible immersion into our Catechism programs, offering a continuation of spiritual training after the holy Sacrament of Confirmation and eliciting an explosion of faith into our Church. Through the supernatural power of the Word of God, increased understanding and knowledge of the spiritual treasures of our Church, ongoing fellowship, and active apostolic works, we believe that Come, Lord Jesus! establishes zeal and replaces complacency transforming congregations into His image and likeness as we prepare for our Coming King!
Our Outreach mission is to spread our cherished Come, Lord Jesus! program. Our hope is to unveil this program to every church parish and diocese uniting congregations in holy fellowship.
A Message From the Founder
Father Conley Bertrand
For too long now, our people have been mere passive listeners to the inspired Sunday readings to the great detriment of their sanctification. Once they leave Sunday Mass, nothing further happens. The Bible remains a closed book for so many of them. Moralizing sermons have not opened their minds to the understanding of the Scriptures. They have not been alerted to the fact that Jesus’ words are spirit and life (Jn 6:63); they do not realize that the Gospel is the power of God for their salvation, for in it is revealed the righteousness of God (Rom 1:16-17); they do not understand that faith comes from hearing (and reading) the word of Christ (Rom 10:17). Therefore, they have settled for a shallow spirituality and a culpable mediocrity.
It is precisely through the power of the word, accompanied by a warm fellowship, that our people are being attracted to other churches. They are being taught to actively seek the Lord through the Scriptures to their delight and edification. They are content to remain there, deprived of the presence and immense blessings of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
This debilitating passivity of our Catholics toward the word of God is highly reprehensible. For in that word God is speaking to them: he is calling and reaching out to them in love, with a desire to dialogue and reveal himself to them. But their passivity expresses a total disinterest in his appealing love. They seem to be hopelessly caught up in a condemnable attitude of complacent self-satisfaction.
Come, Lord Jesus! seeks to remedy that enfeebling passivity of our people. Our program motivates them to become actively engaged in studying and praying over the scriptures. It disciplines them to set time aside each week for the precious salvific endeavor of preparing for their meetings and the upcoming Sunday readings. Come, Lord Jesus! opens their minds to the understanding of the scriptures the way Jesus did (Lk 24:27, 32). Their hearts begin to burn with love for the divine Jesus in the Eucharist to whom they are consecrated through his word (Jn 17:17).
Today I am inviting you to save your people from this corrupt generation (See Acts 2:40) by forming many small faith communities the way the early Christians did as exemplified by Jesus with the Apostles. This is what Come, Lord Jesus! has been doing since 1969 with great success. Become an outreach missionary disciple for Come, Lord Jesus! and continue this important work of Jesus and his apostles.
– Fr. Conley Bertrand
Founder, Come Lord Jesus!
Join Our Outreach Ministry
Is God calling you to be a witness? Join us as we evangelize for Jesus Christ, Son of God, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He commands us: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel…” (Mk 16:15).
Our Outreach Ministry reaches out to congregations introducing parishioners to the Come, Lord Jesus! program – the anointed life’s work of Father Conley Bertrand. Join us as we renew the Catholic Church through the elements of Come, Lord Jesus! – the very way Jesus formed his apostles and began the early Church.
We value your time and talent as a worker in this splendid harvest as we unveil Father Bertrand’s program to each parish and diocese. Whether your service is as a prayer warrior, office helper, or on the mission field, collectively we can fulfill this calling by spreading a program that has the potential of bringing about the greatest positive change the Church of today has ever seen.