Engaging Pastoral Creativity: Pray, Reflect, Identify

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Oct 21, 2020 7:03:00 AM

With the uncertainty and pain of the coronavirus pandemic compounded by the injustice, suffering, and division rampant in the world today, the need for compassionate outreach and pastoral creativity is ever more apparent. Entering into an intentional process of pastoral creativity begins with a commitment to engage in movements of prayer, reflection, and attending to others that can open your heart to the ways God works within and through you. 

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, Notre Dame Vision, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, ministry resources

Approaching Parish Ministry During a Pandemic

Posted by Katie Diltz on Aug 25, 2020 3:33:28 PM

Very little about 2020 is “business as usual.” If your parish is planning to begin the academic year with in-person gatherings, you need to develop clear guidelines for your ministries and, because nothing this year is predictable, have contingency plans ready.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, ministry resources

Mastering the Art of the Parish Gathering

Posted by Teresa Coda on Jan 23, 2020 9:23:16 AM

I have a confession to make: I attended the same parish for three years during graduate school and never learned a single fellow parishioner’s name. I loved going to Mass there, but I never attended a parish function or lingered after a service to talk to fellow worshipers.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, parish life, community

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Venus Salinas Wozniak

Posted by The Editors on Jan 22, 2020 2:01:00 PM

Editorial Note: This month, we want to hold up women working in the Church whose dedication to ministry and service of God and neighbor is nothing short of inspiring. We hope you'll be inspired by their stories too.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, leadership, women in the Church, ministry, Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Worker

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Andrea Blanco

Posted by The Editors on Jan 16, 2020 7:08:00 AM

Editorial Note: This month, we want to hold up women working in the Church whose dedication to ministry and service of God and neighbor is nothing short of inspiring. We hope you'll be inspired by their stories too.

Through her work, Andrea Blanco performs the vitally important task of supporting and forming Latino/a pastoral ministers, ensuring that they are well-equipped for the various needs of their ministries as they contribute to the continued growth and flourishing of the Hispanic Catholic Church.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, leadership, women in the Church

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