National organization Vibrant Faith Ministries has acquired $1,000,000 in grant money, which is coming to our diocese for their Thriving Congregations project. The diocesan Office of Catechetical Formation and Education was asked to identify five parishes, each of which will work with a coach and a team of volunteers to assess how faith formation for all ages, lived out in community, transforms every parish ministry.
Saint Malachi & Saint Patrick Parishes were chosen as a unit. Our catechetical leader Stephanie Pritts will lead a core team, and many additional volunteers will be involved over the next 3-4 years. We will assess what we do, why we do it, and what is needed to develop vibrant, transformative faith. Money is also available at the end of the project to help us pursue what we have determined we need to move forward toward our vision of faith-filled, thriving parishes.
Stay tuned for details. More info will be coming!