Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

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January 1, 2018

The church in the United States is changing, some areas are exploding, others are contracting. Church governance has changed, there is more involvement of laypeople and far fewer priests and sisters, and an increasing number of ethnicities as well as Masses celebrated in Spanish or other languages. As well there is an increase number of parishes without a resident pastor.

Explore this research with demographer Chuck Zech, Ph.D., Villanova University’s Center for Church Management and Business Ethics and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Pursue conversations with colleagues about guiding principles to increase involvement in the parish and increase giving.

Speaker and Facilitator: Charles Zech, Ph. D.

Where: Quad 264, Saint John's University

When: February 9, 2018

Cost: $20

Register: Click Here to Register

Who should come? Pastors, Pastoral Leadership, Finance Councils, Pastoral Councils, Catechist, Stewardship Committees, Diocesan Staff


9:00 am: Registration and Hospitality

9:30 am: Welcome and Prayer

12:00 noon: Lunch

3:30 pm: Conference Closing

For more information: 320-363-3052 or [email protected]

Cosponsored by the Diocese of Saint Cloud