Definitions and resourcesKey terms for parish restructuring
Key indicators for a vibrant parish in the Diocese of Erie
Definitions of parish/church/mission and other similar terms
New Wine, New Wineskins: A faith-sharing resource for restructuring parishes is a publication of RENEW International which provides a pastoral process to support the spiritual and emotional needs of parishioners at various stages of merging or restructuring. Books can be purchased here. Catholic Charities has a limited number of copies of this book available for parish preview or use. Call 814-824-1250 to inquire.
Facilitator’s guide to parish pastoral planning
Parish Restructuring Preparation Guide
Implementation guide for merged parishes
Implementation guide for partnered parishes
Implementation guide for parishes not restructuring at this time
Pastoral Planning prayer card
Download "Prayer Reflection in Time of Uncertainty"
Download the worship aid "Prayer on Hearing the Parish Pastoral Plan"