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Christian community must be important priority in planning process

Christian community must be important priority in planning process

| Frank Schweigert | February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The article in the latest Catholic Spirit, “Mass Matters” (Jan. 14), signals a major shift in Catholic pastoral theology: There is no mention of the centrality of Christian community. Christian community is not included in the seven planning principles, nor is it mentioned in the article. A theological shift of this magnitude should be announced […]

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Needs of immigrants, poor are a planning concern

Needs of immigrants, poor are a planning concern

| February 10, 2010

This is the third in a seven-part series on the archdiocesan planning process’ guiding principles. Leticia Cazales and Amina Osman engaged in conversation recently about their families in a classroom at Centro Guadalupano, which is housed at Holy Rosary in South Minneapolis. The problem was, Cazales’ native language is Spanish, while Osman’s is Somali. But, […]

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Forming leaders a top priority for archdiocese planning

Forming leaders a top priority for archdiocese planning

| February 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Like many Catholics, Stephen Kingsbury “graduated” from CCD as a teenager, marking the end of his formal Catholic education. Or so he thought. As an adult, Kingsbury began volunteering at his parish, Guardian Angels in Chaska. Over the years, he became more involved at the parish — heading up the Building, Grounds and Gardens Committee; […]

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Mass Matters

Mass Matters

| January 13, 2010

Parish planning seeks to ensure sacraments, but changes are inevitable The Northeast Minneapolis area covers just about eight square miles of the city, but it includes nine Roman Catholic parishes and three Eastern-rite Catholic parishes. Initially settled by immigrant Italians, Poles, French, Germans, Ukrainians, Russians and Slovaks, the community’s Catholic population has declined during the […]

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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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Planning meetings designed for parishioners

Planning meetings designed for parishioners

| August 31, 2009

Members of the Strategic Task Force for Parish and School Planning urge parishioners to share their ideas and concerns regarding the archdiocesan planning process at eight upcoming regional parishioner meetings. These meetings will be held in locations throughout the archdiocese in September and October. “We want to get as much input as we can from […]

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Rural parishes south of metro share strengths, challenges

Rural parishes south of metro share strengths, challenges

| July 15, 2009

Planning process’ regional leadership meetings begin in Northfield Six miles of field-bordered road separate St. John the Baptist in Vermillion from St. Mathias in Hampton, and it’s the same distance to St. Mary in New Trier. The triangular route between the parishes will be one Father Stan Mader learns well as he pastors the three […]

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Strategic planning task force will hear from parish leaders

Strategic planning task force will hear from parish leaders

| June 17, 2009

The Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Process for Parishes and Schools will be entering another phase in early July as task force members begin holding eight regional meetings for parish leadership. These meetings will give parish leaders an opportunity to receive information and give input into the  planning process, said Jim Lundholm-Eades, a member of the Strategic […]

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Planning task force hearing from priests, parish leaders, ministry staff

Planning task force hearing from priests, parish leaders, ministry staff

| May 20, 2009

The parish and school planning process is underway in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and members of an archdiocesan task force have  begun to meet with priests and parish leaders to gather information. The task force plans to use the information gathered at these sessions to craft recommendations on archdiocesan-wide planning for Archbishop […]

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