Mission Matters: Oct. 27, 2015

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Laudato Si and your parish; In Joyful Hope Essential Planning; Building Intercultural Competencies workshop at the MAC; and Transitions. Plus, this Thursday’s Blog post.

Watch for this Thursday’s Post:

The Top Four Priorities for an Evangelizing Parish by Dr. John Romanowsky, Executive Director of the Department of Evangelization

Parish Table Talk

  • Laudato Si – How should a parish respond?  Lonnie Ellis, Associate Director of Catholic Climate Covenant encourages us not to be discouraged by the state of our environment, but understand that we can all do our part to make it better.  His organization has some great resources to start the conversation in your parish.
  • In Joyful Hope: Help with Essential Planning website and parish panels offer spiritual and practical resources for families and individuals planning for end of life care decisions.   Resources are available here. Panels are held in 14 locations throughout the Archdiocese.  Upcoming panel is on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm at Holy Family in Randallstown.
  • Mid Atlantic CongressBuilding Intercultural Competence for Ministers training presented by USCCB provides an opportunity for you as a minister to attain a foundational level of competence in intercultural relations and communications.  Register for this track at MAC today!
  • Matter Conference – November 5th and 6th. This is a unique 2 day conference for pastors, parish leaders, staff and volunteer ministers, active parishioners, and anyone who is interested in their church community. It is for people in the trenches who are interested in building or rebuilding healthy and growing communities of faith.  See More.


  • We welcome Mr. Joseph Smith to his position as the Executive Director of Human Resources, beginning October 26th!

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