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Ongoing formation a new emphasis for lay parish leaders

Ongoing formation a new emphasis for lay parish leaders

| October 16, 2010

Carol Shukle of Our Lady of the Lake in Mound wondered why she was asked to serve on the Strategic Planning Task Force in 2009.

“I’m not a religious [sister], I don’t work for the archdiocese,” said Shukle, 58.

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Fostering a communion of faith, hope and love

Fostering a communion of faith, hope and love

| October 16, 2010

After two years of consultation, and much prayer and reflection on the part of many, I am announcing our Strategic Plan for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. This plan is the culmination of a process launched in February 2009 when I named the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Task Force.

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Resource centers to help Latinos spiritually, physically

Resource centers to help Latinos spiritually, physically

| October 16, 2010

A new chaplaincy, an advisory board and resource centers located throughout the archdiocese are just a few of the changes in the Strategic Plan to improve Latino ministry in the archdiocese.

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Sharing gifts among ordained, laity and parishes provides many benefits

Sharing gifts among ordained, laity and parishes provides many benefits

| October 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

The archdiocesan strategic plan presents two challenges for priests, deacons and parishioners, said Father Kevin Finnegan, who is already meeting those challenges as pastor of Divine Mercy in Faribault, St. Patrick in Shieldsville and St. Michael in Kenyon.

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The archdiocese is growing

The archdiocese is growing

| October 16, 2010

The number of households of registered parishioners is approximately 215,000. The number of households is expected to grow by about 7.5 percent in five years, so that by 2014, the number of households will be approximately 248,000.

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Parishes urged to collaborate on faith formation, youth ministry

Parishes urged to collaborate on faith formation, youth ministry

| October 16, 2010

Under the Strategic Plan, all the faithful are called to renew their commitment to lifelong faith formation.

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Strategic decisions will affect parishes

Strategic decisions will affect parishes

| October 16, 2010

Parishes are a primary means of developing a communion of faith, hope, and love among the faithful in our local Church.

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How to appeal a parish’s merger

How to appeal a parish’s merger

| October 16, 2010

Canon law provides a means whereby certain decisions, including the decision to merge specific parishes as outlined in the Strategic Plan, may be appealed.

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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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