Please complete this form no later than June 15, 2018.
Pastors and Administrators are reminded that as they learned in their Deanery Priests Listening Sessions with Archbishop Blair each parish is to hold a Parish Listening Session. These are to be held between June 1st and September 1st.
The Parish Listening Session can either be a Town Hall Style meeting to which all parishioners are invited to attend, or you can choose to invite the members of your various councils, committees, and ministries. There is to be no fewer than 50 parishioners present for the listening session.
We ask that you invite one of your Trustees or another leader in your parish to serve as the facilitator for the listening session. They should use an alarm such as the one on a smartphone device to regulate the length of time each person is given to respond as we have done here today. Generally it should be no more than 2-3 minutes per person per question to ensure all are given the opportunity to respond if so desired. The three questions are to be the same as we used today:
What are we (as an Archdiocese) doing well?
What are we (as an Archdiocese) doing not so well?
What are we (as an Archdiocese) not doing that we should be?
Please also arrange for someone or a couple of people to take notes of what is being shared. This information should be compiled together and submitted to the Office of the Synod at the Chancery both in written form via the postal service, and electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than September 15th!
Please also keep in mind that we will be asking each Pastor in the Deanery to send two or three representatives to a Deanery Listening Session with the Archbishop. An email requesting names of those who will attend can be expected in August/September.