January 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Great homily, Father!

Today I received a question from a Pastor in Connecticut:

Are you familiar with an instrument for homily evaluations, something to be given out to parishioners and filled out by them?

In addition to asking the question on our CatholicPastor.org forum, I am interested to hear if anyone on this forum has experience of such an evaluation tool and can recommend something.

Many thanks.…


Added by Michael Brough on January 14, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Receiving the First Time Pastor

Some may be saying it ain’t so, but really, when your parish got a new, new pastor, odds are you drew one of the long straws.  Your sense of parish mission is about to be stretched.


Here is what we learned about first-time pastors in the INSPIRE project.  They bring energy, and they bring spiritual depth refined by a sense of anticipation and vulnerability. For what seems to them ages, they’ve been rehearsing this role, usually as associate pastors. (Chicago still enjoys the…


Added by Daniel Gast on January 8, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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