Thriving in a “Shared Parish”

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The following press release from the USCCB caught my eye today. Perhaps that’s because I worship in what the release refers to as a “shared parish”, or a church where “two or more languages or cultural contexts are present in the ministerial life of a parish.” Friday night brought this home for me. I arrived [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Social, Administrative & Communications

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is onĀ “Miscellaneous” but very vital areas of social life, communications, and parish administration. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in these areas of parish life that make Church feel like home? How can [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Ministries

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Ministries. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in the arena of providing great ministry experiences, both within your parish and outside it, in the community? What great experiences can you share [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Religious Education

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Religious Education. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church by educating all members of your family in the faith. What great experiences can you share from your own parish, or other good [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Sacramental Preparation

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Sacramental Preparation. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in the arena of preparing your family to receive the sacraments? What great experiences can you share from your own parish, or other [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Worship

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Friends, as some of you know, my partner-in-geekdom Sarah Reinhard and I will be speaking at the upcoming Religious Education Congress for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For one of our two talks, we need your input. I thought I would break our “needs” down into a weeklong series of blog posts and invite your [Read More...]


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