Video Series Begins in Advent

Coming Together in Christ and Moving Forward in Hope


Since we resumed Sunday Masses in May, Father Jim has been asking parishioners to imagine the possibilities of a post-pandemic parish Jesus offers us. The possibilities of such a parish asks to turn our focus to living out Christ’s mission rather than the maintaining programs, to evangelization and invitation rather than looking inward and maintaining a slow decline.     

Beginning in Advent and continuing through Christmas, our parish will continue our Coming Together in Christ and Moving Forward in Hope initiative with a series of five evening sessions that will include videos and discussion.  The videos are interviews with Father James Mallon, a priest who transformed his recently merged parish into a vibrant and thriving one, and who continues sharing his experience and approach through the Divine Renovation ministry.  Each of the sessions will include introductory prayer and remarks, and viewing of a fifteen minute video, followed by facilitated discussion in small groups.   The sessions will be conducted on-line via Zoom on Thursday evenings. The first one will be December 2nd at 7 p.m..

If you would like to learn more and to participate in this process for our parish in order to invite and support families into a parish experience of lifelong faith formation and discipleship, please register for the upcoming sessions here. You can view the videos below:

December 2 Episode One: Crisis of Identity

December 9 Episode Two: Leadership and Vision

December 16 Episode Three: Forming a Leadership Team

January 6 Episode Four: The Importance of Culture

Episode 13 Episode Five: The Role of the Holy Spirit