2.2 Create Prayer and Discernment Opportunities for Leaders and Parishioners

Discernment is unlike any decision-making process used in business or secular organizations. Discerning how you will proceed as individuals or within your faith communities is a process of prayerful listening to and trusting in the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, careful study of Church documents and appreciation for the lived experience of parishioners and the history of your parishes, all while dreaming boldly and holding in front of yourselves a compelling vision for the future.

“Increase Family prayer and discernment opportunities focused on a shared future.” (Church Phase 2 milestone)

The more deeply your Family of Parishes is rooted in prayer, shares a common understanding of the vision of the Church and of your Family and has opportunities to actively contribute to bringing your vision to life, the more likely your Family will grow in communion with Christ and one another.