Mission Matters: August 15, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Lessons from 5 thriving parishes; Building an engaging community of young adults; World Youth Day Panama 2019; Convocation highlight.

Parish Table Talk

•  Lessons from 5 Thriving Parishes: This week OSV published an article with a spotlight on 5 thriving parishes across the country, and concluded the article by enumerating seven traits found in common among the thriving parishes. What can we learn from these successful parishes, and what are we ready to implement in our own parish this year?

• Building an Engaging Community of Young Adults: Join leaders and core teams from across the Archdiocese as we discuss key concepts of building an engaging community of young adults. From name tags to emails, location to environment, hospitality to engagement we will talk through some of the finer points of community building. Register here: http://www.baltimorecatholic.org/formation.html

• World Youth Day Panama, January 21-28, 2019: Interested in learning more about the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama? Join us for an information night on October 3rd at St. Joseph in Cockeysville or Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City on October 10th. Both nights the information session begins at 7:00 pm. More information will be posted on the BaltimoreCatholic.com website in the upcoming days.

•  Sharing the Convocation 2017: At the July Convocation in Orlando, there was a keynote by Patrick Lencioni on effective parish leadership and “where you should start”.  Patrick is a management consultant working with many Fortune 500 companies, and a leader in the Amazing Parish apostolate.  We invite you to take time to reap from the wisdom shared throughout the Convocation by watching the videos shared by the USCCB.

Happy feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother! As we celebrate the gift of so great a mother and patroness, we pray for Our Lady’s intercession as we strive to imitate her as a bearer of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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