Peter Nixon brings three pieces to our attention in a dotCommonweal post entitled “The Vineyard of Parish Life.”
“(T)he similarities (between thriving parishes): the stress on making a personal decision for Christ and the importance of lay leadership. In an American Catholic culture increasingly characterized by religious voluntarism, those are probably critical tools for building vibrant parish life.”
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I get energized reading features like this. I have more of a sense that ever before that my parish is about to turn a significant corner.