Nominations are now being accepted for pastorates that wish to be considered for the 2020 cohort of pastorates activated for planning. Initial planning work would begin after October 1, using a virtual meeting environment. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Sunday, September 20. The online nomination form can be found here. For additional information, […]
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The pastorate of St. Casimir-St. Brigid-St. Elizabeth of Hungary has completed their evangelization-based strategic plan. Their goal has been to bring their parishes together to evangelize the Canton/Patterson Park neighborhoods. Fr. Dennis Grumsey has been using his Pastorate Council to help to refine and implement the plan, which will focus on the large proportion of […]
The pastorate of St. Francis-St. Mary & Holy Family continues to use their pastorate plan as a guiding document during the COVID-19 crisis. Their Mission to “Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples” has been echoed in their recent efforts to create an online campus along with their new website that is geared to seekers. Msgr. […]
The latest update on pastorate planning shares some of the early work of the 2019 cohort, as well as further accomplishments of the previous cohorts. To read about the good work being done, click here (en Espanol).
St. Ignatius in Baltimore recently completed its pastorate plan. In the pastorate’s e-zine, Parish: ‘the thought,’ Fr. Jim Casciotti shared an abbreviated version of the plan, which highlights the vision, sacred purpose (mission), guiding principles, and goals, as well as the priority strategies the parish will focus on first and ways parishioners can get involved. […]
In early July, ten pastorates became the 2019 Cohort, activated to engage in intentional, evangelization-based pastorate planning in the coming year. This will be the third cohort to enter into this graced time of prayer, reflection, conversation, and discernment about the ways in which Christ’s saving love might be made known more profoundly – in […]
The Be Missionary Disciples website (www.BeMissionaryDisciples.org) has been updated and redesigned. With two pastorate phases already activated and another one just getting started, the updated content captures not only the work that is being undertaken and the fruit that is being produced from this work, but also places a stronger emphasis on the Gospel-inspired priorities […]
With the Pilot Phase (2017 Cohort) and Phase IA (2018 Cohort) pastorates’ planning work completed or well on its way, a four-part update on the experience so far has been compiled. The series reminds us of the reasons why Be Missionary Disciples is being undertaken, summarizes the work being done and some of the lessons […]
It seems these days that every time we open a magazine or read an online article there is more bad news about Catholics leaving the Church. Last week, the Catholic News Agency reported the results of a CARA study about why young people leave the Church. Of the 214 former Catholics interviewed for the study, […]
I freely admit that I am not the world’s biggest Beatles fan. However, over the last few months, the refrain from their song “Come Together” has been echoing in my mind. I like to imagine Jesus singing it over and over to us as we try to figure out how we can make pastoral planning […]
Corresponds to Question 42 of the survey. Recently, my brother and his family came for an overnight visit that, even though it was short, inevitably brought out my latent desire to be the “hostess with the mostess.” So, just before they arrived, I found myself stocking the bathrooms with clean towels and plenty of toilet paper, […]
Corresponds to questions 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 of the survey. When a task’s so daunting I don’t know how to tackle it, I remember the riddle: Q. “How do you eat an elephant?” A. “One bite at a time.” When trying to tackle the Be Missionary Disciples parish survey results, recently received by pastors […]