Faith Formation Task Force unveils preliminary plan
“With some of the logistics behind us, it’s finally time for you to go back to your parishes and your schools and to stir into flame a renewed passion for the Gospel, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ,” the bishop said at meetings scheduled in Erie, Hermitage and St. Marys.Bishop Lawrence Persico and members of the Faith Formation Task Force and Pastoral Planning Committee unveiled the preliminary plan for faith formation in the Diocese of Erie the week of June 14, 2017.
The task force recommendations deal with six key areas: lifelong formation, vision, parish leadership, diocesan leadership, the role of the family and lay ministry. The full list of recommendations are posted in a link below.
Parishioners in the Diocese of Erie are encouraged to offer their feedback to the plan between June 16 and July 28, 2017. An online survey and instructions are provided in the links below.
Deepening Spiritual Engagement, a document authored by Greg Baker—campus minister at Mercyhurst University and a member of the task force—served as a basis for many of the recommendations that were proposed. All are encouraged to read the document as they prepare to offer feedback.
|Full list of recommendations (PDF)|
|Faith Formation Task Force feedback instructions"As you Prepare to Provide Feedback" (PDF)|
|June 2017 vicariate meeting commentary:|
|Bishop Persico’s comments from the Vicariate meetings (PDF)|
|Sister Phyllis Schleicher's comments from the Vicariate meetings (PDF)|
|Greg Baker’s comments from the Vicariate meetings (PDF)|
|Deacon Marty Eisert's comments from the Vicariate meetings (PDF)|
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