What is “The Amazing Parish”

by | Aug 3, 2014 | Uncategorized

Amazing ParishThe Amazing Parish – A parish is probably the most important organization in society — it is where most people come to know Christ and his Church.  That is why every parish must strive to be amazing.

“The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.” Pope Francis

The purpose of the “The Amazing Parish” is to help pastors and their teams find the knowledge and resources they need to make their parishes even better by embracing the Seven Traits of an Amazing Parish.

Visitors to FamVin might find it worthwhile to visit t he site which offers a guide to the resources..  Just select the parish trait that you want and click to the resources for that trait

1. A Reliance on Prayer – View all Prayer resources

2. A Real Leadership Team – View all Team resources

3. A Clear Vision – View all Vision resources

4. The Sunday Experience – Getting People There • Arrival & Parking • Welcoming • Music • Homilies • Post-Mass Fellowship • Living the Gospel • Non-Sunday Prayer

5. Compelling Formation – Children’s Faith Formation • Youth Programs • Confirmation • Young Adult Programs • Marriage & Family • Informal Adult Formation • Bible Study •RCIA • Prayer • Explaining & Defending the Faith • Forming Intentional Disciples • Other Sacraments • Special Services • Multicultural Programs

6. Small Group Discipleship – View all Small Group resources

7. Missionary Zeal – Social Justice & Service • Evangelizing • Missions • Stewardship & Tithing • Volunteerism


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