Posts Tagged ‘Parish leadership’

Parishes: Leadership and other issues associated with clustering and mergers

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Brendan Daly

Today the most common experience of church and Christian community is in a parish. In many dioceses and archdioceses, parishes are being clustered into pastoral areas,2 and often the number of Masses in these pastoral areas is being rationalised and timed so that it is easier for neighbouring priests to celebrate Masses in the other Read more

Lay and ordained co-responsible leadership

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

The situation of more parishes than priests, speeds towards us. The shift from the current parish priest model of sole decision maker to joint leadership with laity, will require simultaneously we unlearn that Baptism isn’t the ‘done’ sacrament when we were babies and that it’s not clergy first and laity second. “The Baptismal life is Read more