In order to get an initial sense of what some of the greatest successes and challenges may be as pastorates undertake the planning process, a group of nine pastorates (three in each vicariate) were invited to participate in a pilot phase.
The pilot phase will benefit pastorates throughout the Archdiocese for the next several years.
Those pastorates taking part in this phase will be able to advance the good work they already are doing, build a culture of discipleship and bring a mission focus to their view towards the future. They also will serve as an invaluable resource for identifying how the Be Missionary Disciples planning process applies to a variety of pastorate configurations and situations. Their experience will help identify some of the biggest challenges and how the key elements of the planning process should be refined. Most importantly, they will create a collection of success stories that can be shared with other pastorates.
PILOT PHASE (2017 – 2018)
The following pastorates were invited to participate in the pilot phase:
St. Dominic, St. Anthony of Padua and Most Precious Blood
Sacred Heart of Mary (Graceland Park), St. Rita and Our Lady of Fatima
St. Casimir, St. Brigid and St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Joseph (Cockeysville)
St. John the Evangelist (Severna Park)
Ascension (Halethorpe) and St. Augustine (Elkridge)
St. Joseph (Sykesville)
Our Lady of the Mountains
Holy Family (Middletown), St. Francis of Assisi (Brunswick) and St. Mary (Petersville)
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