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Highlights of changes

Highlights of changes

| October 16, 2010

Strategic initiatives which will encourage cooperation, improve stewardship of resources, and increase transparency in the areas of: qualified pastoral leadership; Catholic schools; and finance and administration to improve ministry, evangelization, and outreach in the Archdiocese. 21 parishes will merge with 14 receiving parishes during the next several years, bringing the Archdiocese from 213 parishes in […]

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Task force made information gathering priority, co-chairs say

Task force made information gathering priority, co-chairs say

| October 16, 2010

Catholic Spirit editor Joe Towalski recently interviewed Father Peter Laird and Father John Bauer, co-chairs of the archdiocesan Strategic Planning Task Force, appointed by Archbishop John Nienstedt in February 2009.

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Comprehensive plan rooted in church’s mission

Comprehensive plan rooted in church’s mission

| October 16, 2010

The following information is reprinted from the archdiocesan strategic plan.

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Parish status under the plan

Parish status under the plan

| October 16, 2010

Maps provided by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Click here for PDF of alphabetical list of parishes and status under the plan

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Benefits of plan will be apparent over time, archbishop says

Benefits of plan will be apparent over time, archbishop says

| October 16, 2010

Archbishop hopes for a greater sense of unity The archdiocese’s strategic plan for parishes and schools has now been announced, but the work of implementing its initiatives is just beginning and it will take time to reap the plan’s benefits, according to Archbishop John Nienstedt. “We’re asking pastors and their staffs to work with our […]

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The archdiocesan strategic plan: Blueprint for our local church’s future

The archdiocesan strategic plan: Blueprint for our local church’s future

| October 16, 2010

Coverage of the archdiocesan strategic plan announced in parishes the weekend of Oct. 16-17.

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Plan sets parameters for schools’ own strategic process

Plan sets parameters for schools’ own strategic process

| October 16, 2010

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are at the beginning of their own strategic planning process.

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Remarks with the Presbyterate

Remarks with the Presbyterate

| October 16, 2010

REMARKS WITH THE PRESBYTERATE Priests’ meeting on October 15, 2010 Held at The Church of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton BY THE MOST REVEREND JOHN C. NIENSTEDT As I was preparing for our meeting today, I happened to see the interview that Our Holy Father had with some seventy journalists on his plane […]

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Lansing, Buffalo dioceses models in strategic planning process

Lansing, Buffalo dioceses models in strategic planning process

| October 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

A slumping economy and population declines have impacted every facet of life around Buffalo, N.Y., over the last several decades as industry began to wane along Lake Erie’s shore. Many businesses, schools and banks closed or merged. Mass attendance, Catholic school en­rollment and baptisms declined.

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Parishes gear up for Oct. 16-17 planning announcement

Parishes gear up for Oct. 16-17 planning announcement

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Priests and parish leaders from around the archdiocese are preparing for the Oct. 16-17 announcement of the Strategic Plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, “Promote and Proclaim a Communion of Faith, Hope and Love.”

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‘Strategic planning’  and ‘downsizing’ are different

‘Strategic planning’ and ‘downsizing’ are different

| September 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

The archdiocese’s plan is a strategic plan, not a downsizing plan like some other U.S. dioceses have implemented. The difference is important, said Jim Lundholm-Eades, strategic planning task force member and arch­di­oc­e­san Parish Serv­ices Team’s di­rector. “The number of Cath­olics in the arch­diocese is growing,” said Rita Beatty, planning process communications manager. “The challenge that […]

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Are church closures coming?

Are church closures coming?

| September 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

On Saturday, May 24, 2008, parishioners at Holy Redeemer in Maplewood celebrated their final liturgy in the building that had housed their weddings, meetings and Masses since 1970. At the end of the Mass, Larry Mc­Carthy, 64, and another longtime parishioner John Miller, 74, pushed the altar into a cubby designed for its storage, and […]

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