Parish Planning & Pastoral Services provides regular opportunities to enrich parishes, parish staff, volunteers, committee members, and parishioners.


Pastoral Care videos available for lending | Updated May 17, 2017

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Media Checkout: Materials are due three weeks from the date mailed out or picked up. You may call to extend the rental time if the video is not being requested by someone else. Materials not returned by the due date will be subject to a weekly overdue fee of $5.00 that will be billed to your parish. Materials not returned will be subject to replacement costs.

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Building a Foundation of Mercy Journal

Building a Foundation of MercyForty-day resource using quotes from Pope Francis' "Miserere Vultus" and reflections from the Stewardship & Pastoral Services staff using journaling to help readers move from reflecting on mercy to forming a habit of mercy, and ultimately, to continual deepening of the foundational characteristic of mercy. Through mercy, may we be drawn together to experience the Kingdom of God.

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The Rosary | Rosario


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Spring Leadership Gathering 2016 | Resources and Handouts

Parish Welcoming

So Much More Than Saying Hello

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The Litany of Welcome

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Living with Arms Wide Open: Radical Hospitality

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Ministry Description for Hospitality and Welcoming Ministries

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Parish Hospitality: "Secret Shopper" Survey and Debriefing

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Steps to Great Hospitality

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Attract, Engage, Retain

Attract, Engage, Retain New Volunteers

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Attract, Engage, Retain: New Leadership and Volunteers

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Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct for Volunteers

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Parishes: Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive

HolyEngagedAliveLogoSpecial website helps parishes fully implement Bishop David Ricken's pastoral letter and its six pastoral focus areas. Includes:


 The pastoral letter
 Best Practices