Handbook for Parishes

The Partners in the Gospel Handbook for Parishes provides guidance on the major aspects of parish life that specifically relate to the Partners in the Gospel journey: Worship and Prayer, Discipleship, Community and Hospitality, Missionary Outreach, Governance and Leadership, and Administration, Finance, and Infrastructure.  New sections will be added for each phase.

Introduction and Phase Zero

Introduction to Handbook: How to use, timeline, support.

Phase Zero (February 2024 – July 2024): Focuses on assessing the current parish, in preparation for the transition to the future parish family. 

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Parish Transition Workbook

To help smooth the transition for parish leaders, staff and parishioners, every parish should fill out the Parish Transition Workbook to capture information outside the Parish Annual Report that will be helpful as parishes join together.

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Handbook for Schools

This applies primarily on issues that specifically impact schools, from Phase 0 through Phase 3. Includes school finance best practices and school funding methodologies.

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