Thank you again to all who participated in our parish input session on Parish Family 13 – the proposed parish family of which Saint Mark parish is a part. We had 13 tables, with about 106 parishioners participating.
Below is a collation of the summary documents from each table – this has also been submitted to the archdiocese for prayerful reading & discernment by the archbishop & those who are advising him.
If you would like to submit further feedback (or feedback for the first time), please use the button below. Please note that this online input form is available for a limited time (this is the last week for input).
Let us together pray for the Partners in the Gospel process, for all of us here in the archdiocese, and for the archbishop.
2023 09 28 Parish Family Input, Parishioner Session (Saint Mark, Shoreline)
Below are links to documents that you may find helpful in preparation for this week’s formal feedback session (Thursday, September 23, 2023 at 6:30 pm).
We hope you’ll join us as we share our input with the archdiocese, most especially answering the questions What does or doesn’t work with the proposed parish family configuration? and What alternatives might the archdiocese consider (and why)? See the participant handout for more information.
The combined snapshots of the parishes in the proposed parish family (family 13) are also available. These contain information from the annual reports from the parish and school of Saint Catherine, Saint Matthew, and Saint Mark. Earlier this morning, the archdiocese released the complete draft of the proposed families across the archdiocese, which also helps give us a clearer understanding of other parish families in relation to our own.
Finally, if you weren’t able to make it to today’s informal townhall Q&A, you may appreciate this summary of the questions from parishioners and answers from Father Maurer.
Let us continue to pray for each other and for the archdiocese, as we place our trust in the Lord.
This week Archbishop Etienne released a letter offering his reflections on and updates about Partners in the Gospel. I encourage you to take the time to prayerfully read through his letter, which I have included for reading & download below.
As we prepare for the next phase of this process, rest assured of my prayers for you. Let us together pray for each other, our parish, and the entire archdiocese.
yours in Christ,
Father Jacob Maurer
2023 Pastoral Letter Partners In The Gospel (English)
P.S. If you haven’t done so, now might be a good time to watch the Current Reality Report video put out by the archdiocese last month. This report seeks to explain why Partners in the Gospel is necessary at this point in the history of our archdiocese.