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Ascension Helps Catholics Become Better Evangelists in New Book

[West Chester, PA, March 12, 2020—] Ascension, the leader in faith formation, recently released a new book on evangelization, The Contagious Catholic: The Art of Practical Evangelization by best-selling author of several books and seasoned leader in the New Evangelization, Marcel LeJeune.

“I wrote this book in order to help Catholic missionary disciples go beyond the why we evangelize to get to how to do it,” said LeJeune.

Having led the largest campus ministry in the country—St. Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University—as the associate director of campus ministry for eleven years, in The Contagious Catholic, LeJeune diagnoses the common problems Catholics face when it comes to sharing the Faith.  LeJune offers simple yet profound strategies to overcome those challenges so Catholics can become the missionary disciples they’re called to be.

According to Curtis Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), “Marcel LeJeune has been at the tip of the spear in the New Evangelization for decades. His practical insights, based upon faithfulness to Church teaching and drawn from fruitful work with tens of thousands, make him an ideal instructor.”

In The Contagious Catholic, readers will learn firsthand from LeJeune how to develop a deeply personal relationship with Jesus Christ, what Jesus’ own strategy for evangelization looked like in action, and how the average Catholic can invite others to know and love the Lord in a practical way. LeJeune also dedicates an entire chapter to teach Catholics how to evangelize their family members.

LeJeune is also the president and founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples, an organization that coaches Catholic leaders to become evangelists in the New Evangelization and parish renewal, and he holds a master of theological studies degree with a specialization in pastoral work.

The Contagious Catholic: The Art of Practical Evangelization published by Ascension, is now available for purchase at www.ascensionpress.com. The retail price of the book is $15.99. 


Ascension is a full-fledged multimedia network and the world leader in the creation and distribution of faith formation programs. Over the past 20 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of over 1,000,000 souls in over 8,000 U.S. parishes through over 50 unique faith formation programs. For author interviews or other media inquiries, please contact Ascension at 484-870-2110 or newsroom@ascensionpress.com.

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