Saint Andrew parish is engaged in a prayerful process of discernment with the parishes of Our Lady of Lourdes, Saint Benedict, and Saint Mary of the Lake to determine how we can best serve the needs of the Catholic Church in this geographic region. This process is run by the Renew My Church office of the Archdiocese of Chicago. To find out more about their direction and this process, please visit their website at www.renewmychurch.org
As a way of starting the conversation, the office of Renew My Church from the Archdiocese of Chicago has provided some criteria that we should consider in what makes a vibrant parish. They have also presented where Saint Andrew Parish our our local grouping parishes stand in regard to those criteria. The data from this report can be found here or by clicking on the report labeled “Criteria for Consideration.”
Understanding that a parish community is much more dynamic than just statistics on paper, the Renew My Church office has convened a committee of five people from each of the four parishes to dialogue and offer feedback that will be used to advise the Archbishop on what structures he might direct in order to best support the mission of the Church.
Criteria for Consideration
A brief video offers an overview of the entire process has been created by our local grouping in order to present to you the most important information.
In summary, the Renew My Church Team from each parish has been given five scenarios as the initial starting point for our dialogue and is in need of parishioner’s prayerful thoughts and guidance. Saint Andrew Parishioners are invited to review these proposals (download the proposals here or click on the “initial proposals image”) and offer your feedback in one or more of the manners listed below.
1) Watch the recording of the Town Hall Meeting
If you were not able to join the town hall meeting, please take the opportunity to watch the video recording of the meeting below.
2) Submit Your Feedback
After reading the initial proposals or watching the live streamed Town Hall Meeting, please take time to prayerfully consider a response and complete the form below to offer your feedback.