Benedictine Father Matthew Luft is on a sabbatical from his pastoral assignment after receiving a Pastoral Study Project Grant to study pastoral planning “to better minister to, and with, the people of God entrusted to my care,” and share that information with his brother priests.
Minnesota priest studies Iowa pastoral planning
From the Editor: How to get involved in the local synod process
Bishop Donald Kettler is asking each of our diocese’s 29 Area Catholic Communities to host a synod consultation over the next few months.
Regional gatherings gain momentum in second year
Teams of diocesan staff will build relationships with ACCs instead of holding Regional Ministry Gatherings.
Area Catholic Communities: What’s next?
Diocesan groups will offer feedback on the plans of Area Catholic Communities and, once approved, ACCs will begin implementing their action steps.
Praying from the heart of the Church
“Monday through Friday, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, at 4 p.m., I unlock the doors and invite any who wish to pray Evening Prayer with me,” says Father Matthew Crane.
Rural Life Celebration helped Area Catholic Community see something greater
The Rural Life Celebration would be a heavy burden for one parish to pull off but working together as an Area Catholic Community made something greater possible.
Stop the meeting madness: Three parishes find new ways to work together
The reality of becoming a pastor of three parishes without the assistance of another priest necessitated a number of changes that needed to happen.
Ask Father Tom: Change and the Word
Our ability to adapt creatively is a defining aspect of human nature.