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Gathering of Deacons and Lay Ministers

On August 25, 2017, the deacons and lay professional ministers of the archdiocese gathered to explore how the Church is changing on both national and local levels, and how those changes are affecting our ministries.

Lay ministers panel discussion

Deacon Sandy Sites and Brenda Cline

Our deacons and our lay staff members are essential to the ministry of the Church, most especially in our parish communities. As coworkers in the vineyard of the Lord, we collaborate in leading our parish communities into the future.

During the 2016-17 fiscal year, the priests and parish directors of the Archdiocese met three times to discuss their concerns and hopes, and to plan for the future of our parishes. The priests and parish directors established a clear vision for parishes and developed parish models that will help guide priests’ placement in the future. Out of these three forums, new models of parish and new models of leadership emerged.

On August 25, 2017, the deacons and lay professional ministers of the archdiocese gathered to explore how the Church is changing on both national and local levels, and how those changes are affecting our ministries.  Deacons and lay ministers had the opportunity to explore these new models of parish and new models of leadership, hear about future directions for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and discuss their hopes, concerns and ministerial needs.

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JIm Lundholm-Eades

Session I: The Changing Face of the Church - A National Perspective

A presentation by Jim Lundholm-Eades, Director of Programs and Services for the Leadership Roundtable.

Panel discussion with lay ministers

Session III: Panel Discussion of Ministry in a Changing Church

Jim Lundholm-Eades facilitates a discussion with four lay ministers from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Deacon Sandy Sites and Brenda Cline

Session IV: The Changing Face of the Church - The Local Perspective

Deacon Sandy Sites and Brenda Cline present their take on ways that the Catholic church is changing in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Note: Session II was a series of small group discussions that were not recorded.

Read all of the recorded feedback offered by deacons and lay professional ministers at the August 25, 2017 gathering or download the summary.

 

For those deacons and lay professional ministers (parish staffs) who were unable to join us at the Gathering of Deacons and Lay Ministers, we welcome your participation by reviewing:

  1. Future Parish Models
  2. Future Parish Leadership Models
  3. Video: The Changing Face of the Church
  4. Participate by offering feedback

Small Group Feedback
Read all of the recorded feedback offered by deacons and lay professional ministers at the August 25, 2017 gathering.

Download Summary

Susan McNeil, M.Div
Director
​414-758-2214
mcneils@archmil.org

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant
414-758-2217
villar@archmil.org

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