If we could re-do our parish ministries knowing everything we know now, what would we do? Dave and I zero in on the number one thing we would focus on if we could go back in time.
This is a good exercise for parishes to do every year, to help focus in on the things that will have the biggest impact, and also a good idea to do right now, as many parishes will have to streamline programs in the coming year.
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If we could do the past 10-15 years all over again, what would we do?
- Focus on the preambles of faith, kerygma, and evangelization earlier in his ministry.
- Focus on perpetual Adoration.
- If your parish already has perpetual Adoration, focus on intercessory prayer.
- Go through the Ananias Training from the Catherine of Siena Institute.
5 Practical Takeaways
- Email someone you haven’t spoken to in a while
- Post something about your personal faith on social media
- Pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet for our medical workers who are in harm’s way
- Make a daily spiritual communion
- Sit down and read one of St. Paul’s shorter letters in the Bible (Galatians, Colossians, Ephesians, etc.)
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus by Sherry Weddell
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