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“If we seriously believe that we, as God’s people, are to offer this world a more transcendent vision of itself—a vision of human beings being fully human, fully alive, as Francis himself would say, “instruments of God’s peace,” those in whom and through whom divine life flows—we must recognize that we ourselves have nothing of substance to offer unless we ourselves are willing to enter deeply, courageously, into our own life in the spirit, into that intimate and ongoing union with the living God that is our inheritance.”

– The Right Reverend Robert O’Neill
Feast of Francis of Assisi October 4, 2013

Proclamation Pledge

San Damiano CrossIf you’re attending this year’s Diocesan Convention, you’ve been invited to take Bishop O’Neill’s proclamation pledge.
Missed some of the details or weren’t able to attend? You’re still invited to take the pledge and here’s what it’s all about!

We all have “God moments.” Particular experiences in our lives where we recognize God actively at work in our lives in a unique way. Think of one of those moments. Reflect on where you were, what happened, and how God’s love and grace transformed you.

Share your story with at least one person in your life; someone who knows you, but might not know about your faith. Invite them to share with you in turn, entering into a conversation where you listen to their experience and perspective too.

Follow up on that conversation, inviting that person to connect with your faith community in some way—whether it is
visiting for a service on Sunday, community meal on Friday, or movie night on Tuesday.

The Pledge
Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ? (BCP, 305)
I will, with God’s help.

Share your story with us on social media.
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You can also send us your story via our contact form on this site.

Download a Proclamation Pledge Cards as PDF to print and use in your parish.


Sharing how God is at work in our everyday life.


It is in dialogue that we together seek goodness and truth. Read about our ecumenical and interfaith partners.


Standing in solidarity with those who work for justice and peace.