The Ecclesial Leader

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Am I focused on myself, on getting the job done, or on others? Do I really know my volunteers or staff personally? Do I know their gifts and strengths? Do they know that I genuinely … Read More

Catechetical Planning

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What has changed in your catechetical planning since March 2020? What has been surprisingly fruitful?   The pandemic exposed and accelerated the same issues we had prior to March 2020. (See “Facing a New Reality.”) … Read More

Change Management

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How do you react to change? Are you excited by new opportunities? Do you dread unfamiliar situations?   The world has experienced profound change. We cannot ignore this fact. Catechetical leaders can use this unwelcome … Read More

Making Disciples

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How often do we use the term “disciple” in our work as catechetical leaders? In what ways are our catechetical efforts intentionally focused on forming disciples? How is the mission to make disciples central to … Read More

Facing a New Reality

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Who are the people we serve? In what ways has our community changed in the last decade? Who is here; who is not?   The Catholic Church in the United States has seen tremendous change … Read More

A Church with a Mission

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Why is there a Church? To what end? What is the mission of the Church?   The Church, and parish communities in particular, can have tremendous impact on surrounding neighborhoods and communities. These communities give … Read More

Introduction

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The ministerial landscape is changing at a rapid pace due to long-term systemic issues as well as the recent global pandemic. Ministry leaders are trying to adapt to an ever-changing situation. Prayerfully seeking faithful, practical, … Read More

Christ Awaits Resource Document

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Table of Contents   Introduction A Church with a Mission Facing a New Reality Making Disciples Cyclical Process Change Management Obstacles to Change Catechetical Planning Digital Catechesis The Ecclesial Leader Communication

Taste of Dubuque

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Receive transportation throughout the city of Dubuque, exploring a variety of restaurants and pubs. This hop on/hop off tour will provide transportation throughout the city, a map of participating spots, discounted menu items available for … Read More

National River Museum and Aquarium

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Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive! Receive a discounted rate for the museum and aquarium, … Read More