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Parish Councils: Inviting Participation from the Parish Community

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne E Walsh Sep 10, 2014. 2 Replies

Our parish has recently formed a parish council and the council is working through the initial phases of of building the organization. We've adopted a constitution, established five subcommittees to…Continue

 

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Suzanne E Walsh replied to Suzanne E Walsh's discussion Parish Councils: Inviting Participation from the Parish Community
"Jim, thank you for this very thorough response.  I'm reading through the documents you shared and finding them very helpful.  There is much our Parish Council can gain from this information.  I will be in touch after I've…"
Sep 10, 2014
Jim Lundholm-Eades replied to Suzanne E Walsh's discussion Parish Councils: Inviting Participation from the Parish Community
"Hi Suzanne Firstly congratulations to you and your parish on your work. I'm attaching three files. One is an article on pastoral councils that I've used as a "thought paper" with a lot of councils over several years. It is…"
Sep 10, 2014
Suzanne E Walsh posted a discussion

Parish Councils: Inviting Participation from the Parish Community

Our parish has recently formed a parish council and the council is working through the initial phases of of building the organization. We've adopted a constitution, established five subcommittees to various facets of the parish mission. Recent meetings have been open to the parish at large. We are now looking to put in place guidelines to facilitate questions and comments from the parish community. I would appreciate any procedures that you can share from your parish.Thank you!See More
Aug 5, 2014
Suzanne E Walsh liked Peter Denio's discussion Parish Consultation: What is it good for?
Aug 5, 2014
Suzanne E Walsh replied to Peter Denio's discussion Parish Policy and Procedure Manuals Needed
"James, thanks for sharing this.  Our parish has a recently formed Parish Council of 22 members (too many in my opinion) we spent the first several months developing and agreeing to a constitution.  The document you shared is concise and…"
Jun 22, 2014
Suzanne E Walsh replied to Peter Denio's discussion Parish Policy and Procedure Manuals Needed
"Excellent resources Fr. Andy.  Thanks for sharing!"
Jun 5, 2014
Peter Denio left a comment for Suzanne E Walsh
"Thanks Suzanne!  Your post is very helpful.  If your parish happens to have policies on such daily activities as receptionist practices, email communications, sacristan procedures, etc. any and all posts are helpful.  Again, thanks!"
Jun 5, 2014
Suzanne E Walsh replied to Peter Denio's discussion Parish Policy and Procedure Manuals Needed
"My parish doesn't have one comprehensive manual but a few brochures for weddings and baptisms.  Here's a link to one parish's Wedding Preparation Guidelines that I thought was pretty good and so have bookmarked it. "
Jun 5, 2014
Suzanne E Walsh replied to Lori Albanese's discussion Inspiring Parishes, Dynamic Websites
"Thanks for sharing this Mila! The site is chock full of information. Here's the link for anyone interested http://www.stthomasmore.org/."
Nov 12, 2012
Suzanne E Walsh left a comment for Marisa Ruggier-Andrews
"Welcome Marisa! Glad to ha e you as a forum facilitator. I am also a Human Resources Professional. I look forward to our discussions."
Nov 10, 2012
Suzanne E Walsh replied to John O'Malley's discussion Colbert and Cardinal Dolan: Dueling Comedians
"A great outcome - we all were able to participate vicariously and to see new evangelization at work in social media. Thanks John!"
Sep 23, 2012
Suzanne E Walsh replied to John O'Malley's discussion Colbert and Cardinal Dolan: Dueling Comedians
"John, we're you able to attend?! What a great evening it must have been."
Sep 20, 2012
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Sep 20, 2012
Suzanne E Walsh commented on Daniel Gast's blog post Sharpen the Saw!
"Daniel, thanks, very good points. This is a challenge in many workplaces however I imagine in a parish setting the likelihood of burn out is probably even greater as there are fewer resources and a good deal of personal commitment to the work. In…"
Sep 20, 2012
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Sep 14, 2012

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What is your vocational state:
Lay Ecclesial Minister
What is the type of Catholic entity you affiliate with in this forum:
Parish
Name of your affiliated Catholic entity(e.g. St. Ann's Church, Diocese of Gary, Franciscan Friars Northeast region, etc.)
St John the Evangelist Church, Mahopac, NY
What is your title, position, or role with your affiliated Catholic entity? (e.g. parishioner, pastoral council, Parish Catechetical Leader, Bussiness Manager, Vicar General, etc.)
Lay Minister, Catechist, Parish Volunteer
What (Arch)diocese is your Catholic entity located in?
New York
City of your affiliated Catholic entity:
Mahopac
State of your affiliated Catholic entity:
New York
Why would you like to participate in this forum?
Understand best practices, address current challenges, contribute practices and ideas that may be beneficial to others.

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At 11:53am on August 4, 2012, Daniel Gast said…

Suzanne, I wrote a reply to you on the blog post, and now I don't see it. I apologize if you didn't hear from me. I recommended that you check our INSPIRE website for starters: www.inspireproject.org,  you can reach me at dgast@luc.edu 

At 3:36pm on June 5, 2014, Peter Denio said…

Thanks Suzanne!  Your post is very helpful.  If your parish happens to have policies on such daily activities as receptionist practices, email communications, sacristan procedures, etc. any and all posts are helpful.  Again, thanks!

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