194: A Crash Course on Catholic Parishes (w/ Shannon Wimp Schmidt)

194: A Crash Course on Catholic Parishes (w/ Shannon Wimp Schmidt) March 1, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Shannon Wimp Schmidt, Parish Vitality Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago, to talk about the Catholic parish. What exactly should we expect from a Catholic parish?  How does it compare to an Evangelical church? How can we get more involved? What if nothing is happening in our parish – is it OK to go somewhere else?

These questions, and many more, are answered this week as Shannon joins me for an honest, sometimes spicy, chat about what’s going on at the grassroots level in the Catholic Church.

You don’t want to miss this!

For more from Shannon, check out her podcast Plaid Skirts & Basic Black everywhere podcasts are found and. her fantastic book Fat Luther, Slim Pickin’s: A Black Catholic Celebration of Faith, Tradition, and Diversity.

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