The Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) movement is our parishioner’s response to the New Evangelization. It is a movement for evangelization and renewal that is based in our parish. Its work is for, by and on behalf of our parish. Its goal is to bring all Catholics back to an active involvement in the Church, and to start to deepen the faith of those who are already in the parish.
There are 4 basic elements in the LCSC logo.
- The Cross: Our task is to proclaim Christ and the salvation he won on the cross. This is the LCSC basic mission of evangelization. Our desire is for all Catholics to know Christ, to live Christ and to share Christ. Christ and his cross are at the very center of our lives and our mission. We live for Christ and we die for Christ (Phil 1:21). The color is red, signifying the precious blood shed by Jesus on the cross, and also the call to us to lay down our very lives for the cause of Christ. It is a call to self-sacrificial love and martyrdom.
- The Dove: The dove represents the Holy Spirit. We are people who live a life in the Spirit, and who are empowered for mission by the Spirit (Acts 1:8). The color is gold. Through the fire of the Holy Spirit, we are purified (Sir 2:5). We are to be sacrificial offerings to God (Wis 3:6). We look forward to wearing crowns of gold in heaven (Rev 4:4).
- The Host: The host represents the Eucharist, which is central to our Roman Catholic faith. LCSC is about mainstreaming Catholic lay evangelization. The white color points to the purity of our lives. We are called to a life of holiness (1 Pet 1:15-16). In fact, we are to be perfect just as the heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48).
- The Star: The star represents Mary, who is the Star of Evangelization. She is crucial to our work of evangelization and mission, being there through salvation history, from Genesis (Gen 3:15) to Revelation (Rev 12:1-7). The star is also a stylized figure of a person leaping and dancing with joy, with Christ in his/her heart and anointed by the Holy Spirit. We reflect the joy of Mary in our life and our mission (Lk 1:47-49).The blue color signifies our consecration as a people to Mary.
What is Life in Christ Seminar (LCS)?
The banner program of LCSC is a Life in Christ Seminar (LCS) retreat, by which Catholics meet Jesus in a personal way, start to live a life in him, and learn how to share him with others through person-to-person evangelization. It is particularly effective in reaching nominal Catholics and the grassroots, who are the majority of Catholics and who are not consistently active in the life of the Church. LCSC aims to bring Catholics into a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, and to bring them back to an active life in the parish.
The LCS basic ingredients are prayers, songs, teachings, group discussion and fellowship.
The LCS helps bring Catholics to transformation in Christ, with a continuing personal relationship with Jesus as Savior and Lord. There is a focus on living a life of holiness and discipleship, through God’s grace and empowerment by the Holy Spirit. Inputs are given for continuing growth in a life in Christ.