April was dedicated to the ongoing work of the Faith in Our Future Cohorts, as they continue to analyze the different realities in place among their parishes and discuss what organizational models might be suggested. As the schedule for Step 2 requires, the Cohorts will have met a total of six times between March and May and will be ready to submit their suggestions to the Diocesan Planning Commission by the beginning of June.
Preparatory work has also been underway by the members of the Planning Commission, who will formally come together from June 14 to 16 to review all Cohort evaluations and suggestions, as well as parish evaluations and data verification forms before making their Preliminary Recommendations. You can learn more about 21 men and women who make up the Diocesan Planning Commission, here.
Terry Ginther, executive director of the Diocese’s Office of Pastoral Life and Mission, explains, “We have tried to place a finance person, pastor, educator or faith formation person, Hispanic or multicultural minister, and pastoral care or social service person in each group. Most, but not all, live or minister in the county to which we have assigned them.”
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