The Diocesan Pastoral Council met April 28 at St. Benedict Church in Avon, where members heard a presentation from St. John’s School of Theology professor Barbara Sutton; diocesan director of planning Brenda Kresky; and diocesan director of human resources Bailey Ziegler.
Diocesan Pastoral Council hears reports on planning, regional ministry gatherings
Diocesan Planning Council continues to gather input toward 2019 pastoral plan
Continuing toward their goal of unrolling a plan for parishes in the diocese in 2019 to prepare for the expected decline in the number of priests, members of the Diocesan Planning Council held meetings in each of the seven deaneries of the St. Cloud Diocese in November and early December.
Diocesan Pastoral Council welcomes new members, looks at future of diocese
The Diocesan Pastoral Council met with Bishop Donald Kettler Nov. 4 at St. Mary of Mount Carmel in Long Prairie where he welcomed new members.
Workshop next step in gathering information for diocesan planning
Bishop Donald Kettler and members of the Diocesan Planning Council held a workshop Sept. 25 at Diocesan Ministry Day as part of the ongoing process to determine what actions to take in light of an expected decline in the number of active priests between 2020 and 2030.
DMD workshop seeks input for future of parishes, priests
A series of three meetings for priests across the diocese was held this summer to discuss the future of the 131 parishes within the boundaries of the St. Cloud Diocese. And now the bishop is looking for input from the laity.