Archive for September, 2009

Key parish facts to know about the Parish Planning Process

Key parish facts to know about the Parish Planning Process

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

St. Richard in Richfield hosted the first of eight regional parishioner meetings for the Archdiocesan Parish Planning Process. The two-hour presentation included facts and their supporting statistics about the archdiocese and its future that frame the planning process, including: • The Catholic population in the archdiocese is growing. The total number of Catholics registered at […]

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Parishioners express desire for solidarity in meetings

Parishioners express desire for solidarity in meetings

| Maria Wiering and Julie Carroll | September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Solidarity between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Catholics. Parishes capable of fostering community. Programs aimed at keeping young people in the church. These were just a few of the hopes expressed during a gathering at St. Richard in Richfield Sept. 12. About 400 English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Catholics from parishes around the archdiocese attended the gathering to provide […]

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As parish meetings end, trends emerge from ideas, concerns

As parish meetings end, trends emerge from ideas, concerns

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

The fear of losing one’s parish community, the low rate of young people attending Mass, and retaining St. Peter Claver’s unique identity were among the concerns voiced at the last regional parishioner meeting Nov. 5. Held in the basement of St. Peter Claver in St. Paul, the meeting attracted about 45 Catholics from several parishes. […]

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Archdiocesan planning sessions begin Sept. 12

Archdiocesan planning sessions begin Sept. 12

| September 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

The first of eight meetings for parishioners to share their ideas and concerns regarding the future of the archdiocese will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Richard in Richfield. The archdiocese is seeking input on how best to manage pastoral, financial, personnel and structural resources. At the end of […]

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