The news release last week regarding the latest decisions from the RENEW MY CHURCH process was widely reported. It generated some fresh interest in our own situation. As you know, we are grouped with St. Bartholomew and St. Wenceslaus parishes and this is our “activation” year, but we are at a very early stage. The three Pastoral Councils will gather here on February 24th for a briefing from the RENEW MY CHURCH team about the goals and the steps in the process.
All of the pastors and associate pastors from every parish being activated this year across the archdiocese (Wave 4) will gather on March 18th to set up a schedule for grouping meetings through the summer and fall. The fall of 2020 is when the bulk of the discussions and recommendations will happen. Remember that the goal of the process is to create the strongest and most vital presence of the Catholic Church that we can create for the future of the people living in this northwest sector of the city. What each parish can bring to the table to achieve that goal is the best focus for our attention now.