Joseph Curto

Director, Speaker, & Author

Joe is the Founder of Catholics for Christ, a 501c3 lay evangelistic ministry formed in 1999 with the mission to help the faithful understand their Christian identity and encounter the amazing love of the Father in a personal way. As an accomplished speaker, Joe is a member of The Diocese of Arlington Speaker Bureau” which is comprised of 19 people approved as a resource to speak at any of the Diocese 71 Catholic Churches, Missions, and Campus Ministry Centers. Joe also manages three Facebook pages one in English, Spanish, and Italian with a total following of over 240,000 people, and  served the Diocese of Arlington for six years as a board member of the Charismatic Renewal Service Committee (CRSC), and facilitated the monthly diocesan wide prayer and praise meeting called “Night of Encounter.”  Joe was born and raised on Long Island and received a BBA degree from Dowling College.  He is married to Maureen and is the proud father of five beautiful daughters.

 

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Catholics for Christ

Mission

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all i have commanded you, and behold, I Am with you always, until the end of the age"

Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20

EVANGELIZATION: Presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the fundamental Mission of the Church and so it is for Catholics for Christ. The call to reach the nations with the good news of salvation began in the book of Acts, and has continued as a mission to the lost throughout the generations. In our generation, Pope Paul VI in Evangelii Nuntiandi re-emphasized the need for evenagelization, followed by the mandate from Pope John Paul II in the New Springtime of Evangelization. They remind us that our role and obligation to the lost and suffering has been forever established. This work has been given to all the faithful sons and daughter of God.

As we look into the eyes of need, sickness, despair and apathy, we know that the One greater in us yearns to give life and give it abundantly . he quietly reveals to our hearts "I Am here" and

"I Am in you." He tells us that we are the people of God in this, "Our Generation." We have the power to change lives and that power is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This throughout history and will always be life's greatest adventure!!

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Catholics for Christ

Ministry Information and Goals

Catholics for Christ is a 501c3 non for profit organization called to steward a threefold ministry reaching out to Catholics in the Diocese of Arlington Va. and beyond.

 

Our Threefold Ministry Consists of;

  1. First and foremost, CFC at its very core is an Evangelistic Ministry called to co- labor with Christ to lead Catholics into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel (Word & Deed).

  2. Secondly, CFC is called to help Catholics through the teaching ministry find and live out their new identity as Children of God, and help the newly formed understand and experience Gods abounding Grace, and find their place as a member of the Body of Christ (The Church).

  3. Thirdly CFC is called to teach Catholics how to live a life filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit, to expose Catholics to prayer ministry offering them the opportunity to experience the Father, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in a personal way.

To accomplish the above CFC ministries include:

  •  Conducting Evangelistic Meetings at the Diocesan and Parish level with the sole focus of leading Catholics into a deeper relationship with the Father, His Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit.

  •  Conducting Conferences, Seminars, Retreats, Missions and Bible Studies designed to disciple and develop the new and existing believer’s identity as Children of God.

  •  Conducting diocesan approved Living Life in Spirit Seminars at the diocesan and parish levels to teach and lead Catholics into this Holy Spirit Encounter.

  • In addition to the above, CFC will video tape and make available for television, radio, and internet broadcasts its meetings, conferences, and seminars to reach a broader Catholic population throughout the United States and the World.

  • Lastly, CFC manages three Facebook pages in  English, Spanish, snd Italian with a total of over 240,000 followers. Currently the English Page has over 126,000 followers, Spanish Page has over 130,000 followers, and Italian Page 4,000 followers.