Prayer Resources

Eastertide Prayer Resource for Family Leaders

One of the most fundamental things Family leaders can do is to pray together. Prayer aligns our ministry with God’s vision and praying unites our hearts and minds with one another through Christ. A prayer resource has been prepared for Family Leadership Teams and other groups of leaders to use during the Easter season. The resource draws on the readings for the coming Sunday so that leaders will be especially prepared for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. Consider this for your weekly FLT mtg, full staff mtg, pastoral council mtg, or other gathering of parish leaders.

Radiate Christ Prayer

This prayer, taken from Archbishop Schnurr’s pastoral letter by the same name, is appropriate for use in all gatherings focused on pastoral planning.

Ideas for Bringing People Together

This document of ideas has been shared in groups of parish leaders as they anticipate the implementation of Families of Parishes. This list is certainly not exhaustive – please share your ideas and experience in the coming months as your Family begins to come together as a faith community!

Beacons of Light Homily Themes

As Beacons of Light progresses forward, the focus of communication moves from the Pastoral Center to the Family of Parishes. Since each Family will be on different timelines and working with their local community, it is important that the parishes themselves drive the ongoing communication related to Beacons of Light purpose and execution.

One of the best ways to reinforce such important far-reaching changes in parish practice and direction is from the ambo. The Center for Parish Vitality has prepared this Beacons of Light Homily Themes reference document to assist in the homily preparation process.