Mary Sharon Moore


Dare to Believe

Dare to Believe.
Rise Up to Act.

Parish-based deep formation
of pastoral leaders and laity
for real engagement in the world.

Jesus with Peter

Why "Dare to Believe"

"Today's world desperately needs the vision, justice, and hands-on work of the reign of God," observes Dare to Believe initiator Mary Sharon Moore.

Her work calls forth the urgency for church--laity and clergy alike--to be fully engaged in a world marked by anguish, alienation, and deep discouragement.

Through Scripture, stories, and clear teaching,
Mary Sharon Moore shows us how it's done.


What It Is

  1. A two-day Pastoral Leaders Inservice for diocesan or regional pastoral leaders, faith formators, Catholic educators; this event lays the foundation for your Dare to Believe parish application
  2. A weekend Parish Immersion for laity engaged in the life of the church and life in the world
  3. A weekend Family Camp for home church
  4. A weekend Youth Challenge for senior high
  5. A weekend Youth Challenge  for junior high
  6. Accountability Circles: Guided small groups for spiritual growth, discernment, and accountability for engagement in church and world
  7. Quarterly Check-ins plus consultation with pastoral and catechetical leaders as needed


  1. A shared clarity on what Jesus and the Gospels ask of us in our times
  2. A shared ownership of the church’s mission today
  3. A shared accountability that “ups the engagement” for everyone in the concerns of their community and beyond

Desired Outcomes

  1. Local communities receptive to Jesus’ invitations to compassionate and courageous moral social witness
  2. Local communities responding creatively and generously to the needs of those who lack agency
  3. Local communities committed to bringing forth the goods of the reign of God for all to enjoy

Mary Sharon Moore

Consider Mary Sharon's timely and insightful talk "Charity? Or Systems Change?" for your next conference keynote, pastoral leaders' in-service, or parish adult faith formation. Mary Sharon delivers clear "reign of God" language that speaks compellingly to our times. It's easy to get the conversation going.

Mary Sharon evangelizes hot off the pages of Scripture. Her love for Jesus, for sacrament, and for the church is evident.

Download these
Dare to Believe resources

Dare to Believe Onesheet
Concept Sheets 
Parish Assessment Tool
Frequently Asked Questions

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More parish resources from
Mary Sharon Moore

More Resources from Mary Sharon Moore

Check out Mary Sharon's Catalog of retreats, workshops, parish missions, master classes, and more.

"Evangelizing is not something you do," Mary Sharon believes. "Evangelizing is a way of being in the world--simply, and courageously, living the whole of the Gospel at every turn."

Contact Mary Sharon to get the conversation going.