June 23, 2017
As seen in The CARA Report Vol. 22 No 4 Spring 2017 Issue
A new book called Great Catholic Parishes presents s suggestions for improving vitality in parishes. The author is William E. Simon Jr., founder of Parish Catalyst, which is a non-profit organization that “specializes in providing support to parishes and priests to create vibrant Catholic parishes.” Simon and his colleagues adapted a concept developed by the Leadership Network, a Protestant non-profit, to structure the Catholic Church in the United States. Their study revealed four essential qualities that characterize the most successful Catholic parishes, listed below with a summary of the “crucial takeaways.”
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