“Even the best parishes can become even better when parishioners take an active interest in making the parish grow and prosper.”
Six ways I can make my parish better
Laura Kelly Fanucci: Is your parish family-friendly?
“Making a parish family-friendly is a practical and spiritual undertaking. It both requires a checklist and an examination of conscience.”
Eucharistic revival is key to church’s future, says USCCB president
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ planned multiyear eucharistic revival project will help the church address several of the challenges facing it, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said in an Oct. 5 address to the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference’s annual meeting.
Pope encourages people to rediscover importance of Sunday liturgy
In a written message prepared on behalf of Pope Francis, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, reflected on how the the COVID-19 pandemic confirmed changes previously underway in people’s understanding and participation in Sunday Mass. The message was for the 71st National Liturgical Week in Cremona, Italy.
Parishes should plan now how to welcome back parishioners to church
“You can’t be thinking, ‘What will we do after the pandemic?’ You have to be doing it now,” said Dominican Sister Teresa Rickard, president and executive director of Renew International.
German bishops’ council to meet; first time since Vatican parish document
German bishops criticize the Vatican’s instruction and the norms outlined in it.
Dioceses reviewing best, safest options for return of public Masses
Church life is expected to reflect new practices when public Masses resume.
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.