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Title: Serving God


1
Serving Gods People

2
St. Peter Claver Parish Town Hall Meeting
  • October 2010

3
Opening Prayer
  • Come Holy Spirit,
  • fill the hearts of your faithful,
  • and kindle in them the fire of your love.
  • Send forth your Spirit
  • and they shall be created,
  • and you will renew the face of the earth.
  • Amen

4
Agenda
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of SGP
  • Parish Profile Parish Survey Results
    Discussion of Findings
  • Table Discussions
  • Next Steps and Closing Prayer

5
SGP Parish Leadership Team
  • Fr. Hugh Chikawe
  • Dale Brown, Chair
  • Gerri Drummond, Secretary
  • Fred Braithwaite
  • Loette Cupid
  • TJ Nellum
  • Molbert Scrivens
  • Wilma Warren

6
Overview of SGP
  • Bishop Lynch charged the Vicar General at the
    beginning of 2008 to initiate a process that will
    increase the vitality of parish life and the
    quality of ministries throughout the diocese at
    the local faith community level.
  • Rationale
  • Declining number of priests available to serve
  • Shifting in local demographics
  • Stewardship challenges of available resources

7
SGP Process
  • Parish Leadership Teams
  • Collect Information
  • Parish Profile, Parish Survey, Town Hall Meetings
  • Consolidate
  • Parish Cluster Teams
  • Review parish information
  • Draft recommendations
  • Diocesan Commission
  • Review recommendations
  • Make final decisions

8
Time Frame
  • Parish Leadership Teams
  • Summer 2010 until November 2011
  • Parish Cluster Teams
  • October 2010 until February 2011
  • Diocesan Steering Committee
  • December 2010 until May 2011

9
Serving Gods People
  • Assumptions

10
Inherent Assumptions to SGP
  • The Paschal Mystery is both central to our faith
    and to this planning process, where changes in
    parishes structures are potential examples of the
    life-death-resurrection mystery.
  • Parishes do not exist for themselves, but as a
    presence of Christ and the Church to the local
    area.

11
Inherent Assumptions to SGP
  • The vision of Church must be larger than ones
    own local community. People must be helped to
    think locally, regionally and diocesan-wide.
  • Strong pastoral leadership, ordained as well as
    lay now and in the future, is needed for
    planning to succeed.

12
Inherent Assumptions to SGP
  • All parishes will be more effective, if they plan
    for the future, especially when planning is an
    on-going process and not employed only in a
    crisis.
  • There is more ownership for and less resistance
    to planning that begins at the local level with
    meaningful involvement by those who will be
    impacted by the changes.

13
Inherent Assumptions to SGP
  • Parishes will be stronger and more effective, if
    they work together.
  • If and when mergers are needed, they will be less
    traumatic and more natural if people and parishes
    have already been in relationship with each
    other.

14
Serving Gods People
  • Goals

15
Goals for SGP
  • To enhance the vitality of parish life in the
    diocese
  • To act as good stewards of all God-given
    resources
  • To build a greater sense of unity within the rich
    ethnic, cultural and generational diversity
    within the local Church

16
Goals for SGP
  • To increase collaboration among all parishes in
    the diocese in order to increase the impact of
    the presence of the Church both locally,
    regionally and in the world.

17
Goals for SGP
  • To plan for a future that recognizes that there
    will be a diminishing number of priests available
    to serve and that acknowledges the changing
    demographics in many areas of the diocese

18
Goals for SGP
  • To increase awareness of the current state of the
    parishes in each deanery from a ministry
    perspective, a demographic perspective, and a
    financial perspective

19
St. Peter Claver Parish Profile
20
Local Demographics
  • Over past 10 years the area has experienced -
    Moderate decline
  • Change in the makeup of the area population?
    Afro-American decrease
  • Does the parish serve nursing home(s),
    hospital(s), college(s), jails/prison(s),
    religious community, other? None of the above.
  • Is there a mission church attached? Yes,
    Immaculate Conception Haitian Mission.

21
Local Demographics, contd.
  • Does the parish have seasonal considerations? No
  • Geographical area? Residential / commercial
  • Geographical area has the potential for
    Commercial and residential growth.

22
Parish Community
  • Over the past 10 years the parish has experienced
    (growth) no change.
  • At the present time
  • 783 registered parishioners
  • 200 attending weekend liturgy
  • 10 attending weekday liturgy/prayer
  • 350 seating capacity of the church
  • ? Median age of parishioners
  • Parish staff includes
  • Pastor, School Principal Full Time
  • Others Part Time paid/stipend and volunteers

23
Parish Community
  • For the year 2009
  • 5 Baptisms
  • 5 First Eucharist
  • 8 Confirmations
  • 2 Marriages
  • 6 Funerals
  • 0 RCIA
  • Is Communion distributed under both species at
    all parish liturgies? Yes
  • Is Music is a part of all weekend Masses? Yes
  • Weekend liturgies 500 pm Saturday 1000 am
    Sunday

24
Parish Community
  • Last time weekend liturgy schedule was changed
    2002.
  • Decision made by Pastor with input from the
    parish community
  • Weekday liturgy schedule 800 am Mon Fri
  • 2009 Liturgical activities?
  • Communal Penance Services, Adoration/Exposition,
  • Parish Missions twice per year.

25
Parish Community
  • Active Liturgical Ministries?
  • Readers, EMHCs, Cantors, Musicians, Choir,
    Greeters, Ushers, Altar Servers, Welcoming
    activities
  • Ministers taking Eucharist to homebound, nursing
    homes (Pastor), hospital (Pastor)

26
Faith Formation
  • The parish has a faith formation program
    conducted by the parish
  • FF Leader is DOSP certified cathechist
  • 6 catechists involved 4 have DOSP certif.
  • 2008/2009 enrollment 30_at_ K-8 4_at_ 9-12
  • No active RCIA team Active Adult Education
  • Lectionary based program used in 08/09
  • Ongoing evaluation of FF program by those
    directly involved (DRE and catechists)
  • No parish Faith Formation Committee

27
Parish Outreach
  • Parish is involved in activities with other
    parishes Member of HOPE
  • Parish Ministries of Mercy (outreach services)
  • St. Vincent de Paul (food distribution, home
    visits, financial assistance)
  • Parish Bereavement ministry

28
Finances
  • Is there an active finance council? Yes
  • Who is involved in the preparation of the budget?
    Pastoral leader, bookkeeper/business manager.
  • Does your ordinary income cover parish expenses?
    Yes
  • Is your parish in debt? No
  • Does your parish have savings? Yes
  • Parish property includes church, rectory, parish
    hall, school all in good condition.

29
Finances
  • Parish does not own any other property.
  • Parish rents/leases from others.
  • Parish is not involved in major repairs/projects.
  • No structural deficiencies have been identified.

30
Parish Leadership
  • There is an active parish/pastoral council.
  • Council members chosen
  • Appointment by parish leader
  • Elected by the community
  • Information is shared via parish bulletin,
    website, phone tree

31
Parish Leadership
  • What challenges do we face as a parish community?
  • Communication as a whole.
  • Formation (parishioners in general and
    leadership)
  • Lack of involvement and activities for young
    adults

32
Parish Leadership
  • What ideas can help us to meet those challenges?
  • Encourage members to read the bulletin, visit
    website, share information with others
  • Have more forums/opportunities for discussion of
    church, parish and community issues.
  • Share information with parishioners in a timely
    manner.
  • Support from and involvement in formation
    activities by the leadership.

33
Parish Survey
34
Sec. 1 Parish Life Parishioner Status
  • Surveys submitted 127
  • 1. Are you registered at this parish? More than
    10 years gt 59.8 (76)
  • 2. Zip/Postal code 34 reported
  • 3. Your Age Tie gt 60-69 70-79 gt21.4 (27)
  • 4. Gender Female gt 69.8 (88)
  • 5. Size of your household 2gt38.9 (49), 14
    17.5 (22)
  • 6. Vocation Married gt 47.2 (58)

35
Sec. 1 Parish Life Parishioner Status
  • 7. Seasonal parishioner No gt 91.3 (115)
  • 8. Attend Sunday Mass Every Sundaygt 77.8 (98)
  • 9. Cultural background African American gt71.8
    (89)

36
Sec. 2 Parish Life Prayer Worship
  • 1011gt My parish actively participates in the
    Sacramental Life of the Church Very Important gt
    69.7 (85) / Good gt 65.6 (80)
  • 1213gt Encourages full active participation in
    the Eucharist Very Important gt 80.8 (97) / Good
    gt 73.3 (88)
  • 1415gt Encourages people to participate in the
    Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation regularly
    Very Important gt 59.2 (71) / Good gt 47.5 (57)

37
Sec. 2 Parish Life Prayer Worship
  • 1617gtEncourages and provides for participation
    in other worship services Very Important gt 46.7
    (56) / Good gt 43.3 (52)
  • 1819gtInvites and trains parishioners to serve in
    designated ministries for Mass Very Important gt
    70.8 (85) / Good gt 64.2 (77)
  • 2021gtProvides for the spiritual and sacramental
    needs of the sick and homebound Very Important gt
    78.3 (94) / Good gt 63.3 (76)

38
Sec. 2 Parish Life Prayer Worship
  • 2223gtEmphasizes community and individual growth
    in holiness Very Important gt 58.8 (70) / Good gt
    47.9 (57)
  • 2425gtRespects and embraces the different ethnic
    heritages present in the parish and community
    Very Important gt 82.1 (96) / Good gt 61.5 (72)

39
Sec. 2 Parish Life Evangelization
  • 2627gt My parish warmly welcomes new people into
    the parish Very Important gt 85.5 (100) / Good gt
    81.2 (95)
  • 2829gt Invites in-active Catholics and people not
    participating in any church to our parish Very
    Important gt 65.8 (77) / Good gt 42.7 (50)

40
Sec. 2 Parish Life Life Long Faith Formation
  • 3031gt My parish prepares children and adults to
    participate in the Sacramental Life of the
    Church Very Important gt 77.6 (90) / Good gt
    62.9 (73)
  • 3233gt Models and applies the Gospel to issues in
    our daily lives Very Important gt 72.4 (84) /
    Good gt 49.1 (57)

41
Sec. 2 Parish Life Life Long Faith Formation
  • 3435gt Has effective faith formation programs for
    children, youth and young adults, which respects
    and builds upon ethnic and cultural realities.
    Very Important gt 75.9 (88) / Good gt 53.4 (62)
  • 3637gt Provides faith formation for adults on a
    regular basis which respect and build upon ethnic
    and cultural realities. Very Important gt 64.7
    (75) / Good gt 39.7 (46)

42
Sec. 2 Parish Life Service Outreach
  • 3839gt My parish sponsors and/or supports
    ministries that reach out to the poor and
    marginalized. Very Important gt 75.9 (88) /
    Good gt 71.6 (83)
  • 4041gt Reaches out to parishioners with special
    needs (i.e. widowed, separated/divorced, single
    parents, physically or mentally challenged, etc.)
    Very Important gt 63.8 (74) / Good gt 32.8 (38)

43
Sec. 2 Parish Life Service Outreach
  • 4243gt Participates in local ecumenical and
    interfaith activities (activities that promote
    mutual respect and understanding between faiths,
    or promote Christian unity). Very Important gt
    54.3 (63) / Good gt 37.1 (43)
  • 4445gt Promotes and encourages good stewardship
    of time, talent, and treasure. Very Important gt
    69.8 (81) / Good gt 52.6 (61)

44
Sec. 2 Parish Life - Administration
  • 4647gt My parish invites people and provides
    training for leadership responsibilities in the
    parish Very Important gt 59.5 (69) / Good gt
    38.8 (45)
  • 4849gt Provides periodic financial reports for
    the parish Very Important gt 75.0 (87) / Good gt
    53.4 (62)

45
Sec. 2 Parish Life - Administration
  • 5051gt Is financially secure and maintains its
    property and buildings Very Important gt67.2
    (78) / Fair 30.2 (35)
  • 5253gt Has adequate facilities for the size and
    population of the parish. Very Important gt
    68.7 (79) / Good gt 54.8 (63)

46
Sec. 3 Parish Life The Future
  • Keep all four parishes open 48.7 (56)
  • Close one or more of the parishes 3.5 (4)
  • Merge two or more of the parishes together
    31.3 (36)
  • I do not know 16.5 (19)

47
Sec. 4
  • I have read the Bishops Pastoral Letter, Living
    Eucharist Gathered, Nourished, Sent 55.3
    (63)
  • I have seen the companion DVD to the Bishops
    Pastoral Letter 17.5 (20)
  • I belong to a Small Christian Community 25.4
    (29)

48
Sec. 3 Parish Life The Future
  • I have attended a Living Eucharist conference in
    the past 28.9 (33)
  • I participate in adult formation in my parish
    14.9 (17)
  • None of the above 27.2 (31)

49
Sec. 3 - Comments
  • 39 comments were received
  • Generally favorable
  • Opportunity to learn and foster further
    discussion
  • Opportunity for parish to grow

50
Sec. 3 - Comments
  • 5 Categories
  • Willingness to travel some distance to be a part
    of the community
  • Love the parish
  • Culturally diverse
  • Open and welcoming to all
  • Serves community
  • Clarification of finances and financial status
  • Financial challenges
  • Better and more timely reporting / transparency

51
Sec. 3 - Comments
  • Formation/Training for Parishioners/Ministry
    Leaders
  • Parishioner participation
  • Leadership formation
  • Spiritual growth
  • Administration/Leadership/Accountability
  • Uniformed parishioners
  • Uninvolved parishioners
  • Vision for the future

52
Sec. 3 - Comments
  • Divisive Groups within the parish community
  • Disrespect authority
  • Racist attitudes
  • Abuse their power , oppress and abuse others
  • Outreach
  • Engage in more outreach
  • Unemployment counseling and assistance
  • Involve young adults

53
Discussion Questions
54
  • Issues not within our scope of discussion
  • Women priests
  • Married priests
  • Laicized priests
  • Giving permanent deacons expanded faculties

55
Small group table discussion
  • What would you recommend that the diocese would
    need to consider if there were not enough full
    time active priests available to be assigned as
    pastors to each parish in your region?

56
Small group table discussion, contd.
  • What concerns would you have if any changes
    involved your parish?
  • What steps would the local parish need to take in
    order to adjust to any changes?

57
Parish Cluster Teams
58
Parish Cluster Team 7
  • Epiphany
  • Immaculate Conception Haitian Mission
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Joseph Vietnamese Mission (_at_ Epiphany)
  • St. Peter Claver

59
Purpose of Parish Cluster Teams
  • To get to know the neighboring parishes
  • To develop or expand working relationships and
    collaboration with each parish in the cluster

60
Questions???

61
Closing Prayer - Hail Mary
  • Thank You for participating!
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