Mary Sharon Moore


Dare to Believe

Dare to Believe.
Rise Up to Act.

Parish-based deep formation
to equip laity to be the public face of Christ.

Peter Walking on Water

Why "Dare to Believe"

It makes sense of our improbable lives.
It is attractive to those who are searching.
It makes many who have left want to return.
It is the most beautiful and worthy thing you can do.
It lets you die with your heart free.

Why "Rise Up to Act"

It's where faith meets the road.
It's what the Master taught us.
It's the courageous thing to do.
It's what the world begs of us.
Because we can do nothing less.


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. Pentecost Visioning Day
  8. Ongoing Rapid Response Networks
  9. 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. Laymen and women receptive to Jesus’ invitations to compassionate and courageous moral social witness
  2. Laymen and women responding creatively and generously to the needs of those who lack agency
  3. Laymen and women 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

Rapid Response Network Grid

Frequently Asked Questions

Spiritual work

is worth


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.