Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City launched the upcoming pastoral school year by urging teachers and ministry leaders to humbly evangelize in every place where God has called them to be.

"This Word of God takes us on the path of humility," Cardinal Rivera said at an Aug. 29 Mass at the local Basilica of Guadalupe.

During his homily, the cardinal noted that pastors and teachers should not make themselves "the focal point," but rather be "recognized as the ones Christ has chosen, despite our shortcomings and weaknesses, to lead his Church."

The Pastoral School was created 37 years ago in the Archdiocese of Mexico and is now present in 58 dioceses in the country. Its work is to train Catholic adults to be evangelizers in their families, parishes and all areas of daily life.