Catholic Christian Outreach

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Office/person in charge:
Jeff Lockert - President, Andre and Angele Regnier - Co-Founders

Address:
Catholic Christian Outreach HQ, 1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 6K9

Email address:
hq@cco.ca

Website/social media:

Catholic Christian Outreach is a University Student Movement dedicated to Evangelization. We challenge people to live in the fullness of the Catholic Faith with putting an emphasis on building leaders for the renewal of the world. Our methods, materials and approach has developed to become relevant for all audiences other than students, from Baptismal preparation to parish renewal.

CCO puts a strong emphasis on proclaiming the name of Jesus clearly and simply and helping others do so as well with the desire to build multiplying missionary disciples. Over the 33 years of CCO existence, we have developed cutting-edge materials to help Catholics proclaim the Gospel clearly and simply and teach others to do the same.

Through our Faith Studies, which form a basic curriculum for kerygmatic catechesis that moves participants through the stages of placing Jesus at the center of their lives as well as equipping them in their baptized missionary identity.

Our  ultimate Relationship Book, gives a clear tool to help people share the kerygma and invites individuals to give a clear yes, through their heart, intellect and interior will, to put Christ at the center of their life and live a true metanoia conversion for Jesus.

Intentional Accompaniment, a framework that helps people  lead others to encounter and commit to Jesus Christ and assist their growth in holiness and mission and to walk with disciples as they grow closer to Christ and to become a multiplying missionary disciple.

What is it?

What is this initiative about?

Catholic Christian Outreach is a University Student Movement dedicated to Evangelization. We challenge people to live in the fullness of the Catholic Faith with putting an emphasis on building leaders for the renewal of the world. Our methods, materials and approach has developed to become relevant for all audiences other than students, from Baptismal preparation to parish renewal.

CCO puts a strong emphasis on proclaiming the name of Jesus clearly and simply and helping others do so as well with the desire to build multiplying missionary disciples. Over the 33 years of CCO existence, we have developed cutting-edge materials to help Catholics proclaim the Gospel clearly and simply and teach others to do the same.

Through our Faith Studies, which form a basic curriculum for kerygmatic catechesis that moves participants through the stages of placing Jesus at the center of their lives as well as equipping them in their baptized missionary identity.

Our Ultimate Relationship Book, gives a clear tool to help people share the kerygma and invites individuals to give a clear yes, through their heart, intellect and interior will, to put Christ at the center of their life and live a true metanoia conversion for Jesus.

Intentional Accompaniment, a framework that helps people  lead others to encounter and commit to Jesus Christ and assist their growth in holiness and mission and to walk with disciples as they grow closer to Christ and to become a multiplying missionary disciple.

How does it help?

In what way does this initiative enhance the formation of the laity?

CCO gives tools to help the laity proclaim the name of Jesus clearly and simply and invite others into a personal relationship with Jesus. We help form the laity to proclaim the Gospel and intentional accompaniment of others. With our materials, we help understand the sometimes-elusive concepts of Evangelization, conversion and encounter.

Why is it important?

Why is this initiative important for the training and advancement of the laity in your country?

Everyone needs to know Jesus; statistics show that the majority of the people in our Church, families and friends do not know Jesus or do not know him well enough. Secondly, many people want to share Jesus but don’t have the tools to explain him clearly and simply.

How did it start

How was this initiative developed?

Andre and Angele Regnier in 1988 heard the call of the new evangelizations for the renewal of the world. They went onto the University of Sasketwchan in 1988 and said “who’s first”. They saw a need in Canada for Catholics to come and know the person of Jesus Christ. Their heart scried out for those on University Campuses and for these students to be leaders for the renewal of the world. Now, 30 years later, they have continued this mission and developed it to be a movement with global impact. Through the Holy Spirit and inspiration of St.John Paul II to be new a lay movement of new builders has guided CCO to understand its identity and mission.

Benefits

Does it benefit the laity on a national or local level?

We are a national organization of full-time lay missionaries on campuses across the country – reaching out to Univeristy students, Dioceses and individual Parishes to aid in the renewal of the world and be new builders.

It benefits the laity by giving clear and simple tools to proclaim the Kerygma to their friends, family, parish and provides a model for them to be a missionary disciple.

CCO’s tools and methodology can be developed and implemented at the local level of one-person at a time, with local characteristics. Still, they can significantly impact an entire country, parish, office, etc.

Means and funding

Who funds the initiative? What is needed to launch this initiative?

Donors fund our mission. Each missionary must go out and ask for people to join them in the mission through departments prayerful and a financial donation. Donors also support other areas of the movement. Laity purchase our materials, and there is a cost to our Parish & Connect coaching.

To launch this initiative, you need to start using CCO material and training; please visit the CCO store. To launch this initiative, all you need are books, and we have training videos as well.

Learn more

Where can people learn more about this initiative?

Those interested in learning more about Catholic Christian Outreach and our tools and methodology can go to our website www.cco.ca or on our training Platform: https://ccoplatform.thinkific.com

Countries involved

Does this initiative exist in other countries?

Our materials and methods exist in the United Kingdom, Uganda, Honduras, Cameroon, USA and Australia. All five of our Faith Studies are available in English, Spanish. Our first faith study, Discovery in English, French (Canadian), Spanish, Chinese

Our Ultimate Relationship book is available in English; French, Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese, German, Portuguese, Chinese – Traditional, Chinese – Simplified, Polish, Arabic Ultimate Relationship App is available in all of the above, as well as: Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian

 

If possible, we kindly ask that you provide a brief report on the initiative’s progress, statistics, accomplishments, and any other information worth noting, as well as any photos representing the initiative.

How to start?

How can this initiative be implemented in other countries?

CCO has a methodology and philosophy that can be moulded into your current situation, organization, or parish. For more information, please visit:

Through parishes – consultations with our parish support https://cco.ca/parish/

 

University chaplaincies – consultations through CCO Connect: Campus https://cco.ca/campus/

 

Hosting CCO mission projects (missions@cco.ca)

 

Attend our RiseUp conference https://cco.ca/riseup/


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