The Catholic Parish: Hope for a Changing World

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In this practical, visionary book, Father Robert Hater draws a roadmap forparishes to examine and renew pastoral ministry in today's world. The parish of today is much different from the parish of yesteryear, he emphasizes, and for it to stand up to the challenges of the present, it must deepen its spiritual roots, while reaching to the broader church and the world.

The author writes for those interested in making their parish a faithfilled community. For this reason, he ...

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Overview

In this practical, visionary book, Father Robert Hater draws a roadmap forparishes to examine and renew pastoral ministry in today's world. The parish of today is much different from the parish of yesteryear, he emphasizes, and for it to stand up to the challenges of the present, it must deepen its spiritual roots, while reaching to the broader church and the world.

The author writes for those interested in making their parish a faithfilled community. For this reason, he includes real life stories, pastoral experiences, church directives, theological conclusions, managerial perspectives, and pastoral suggestions. These are blended into a holistic approach that addresses the complex challenges facing parishes.

In four parts, the author clarifies his vision of the church. In part one, he examines the history of parishes and the changes society has brought to them. Part two roots the parish vision in Catholic evangelization by stressing hospitality and welcome. Part three discusses living out the vision, centered on the kingdom of God, and part four considers ways to realize the parish vision by addressing practical issues in light of today's cultural challenges.

Engaging and enthusiastic, this handson guide is a mustread for anyone involved in parish ministry or interested in making the parish a truly Christian community.

About the Author
Robert J. Hater, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a professor of systematic and pastoral theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio. He has written many books and is a popular, internationally known lecturer in ministry, evangelization, spirituality, and catechesis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809142811
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,104,361
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Refocusing the Vision--Parishes Past and Present

Chapter One: Today's Parishes at a Crossroad
Parishes: The Way They Were
Changes in Society, Changes in Parishes
Historical Crossroads in the United States Parishes
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Two: Facing the New Crossroad
Shifting Theological and Pastoral Perspectives
Facing the New Crossroad
Internal Dynamics Facing Parish Life
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Three: Centering on People's Needs
Catholic Identity
Addressing People's Needs
Recreating the Parish
Pastoral Suggestions

Part Two: Grounding the Vision

Chapter Four: Evangelization: The Heart of Parish Life and Ministry
The Meaning of Evangelization
Evangelization and the Kingdom
Evangelization and Ministry
Evangelization: The Responsibility of the Entire Christian Community
Evangelization: Family, Parish, Work
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Five: Evangelization and the Four Pillars of Parish Life
The Four Pillars
Pastoral Suggestions

Part Three: Living Out the Vision--Chief Aspects of Evangelizing Ministry

Chapter Six: Catechetical Ministry
Focusing Parish Catechesis
Dimensions of Catechesis
Elements of Catechesis
Catechetical Personnel
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Seven: Liturgical Ministry
The Meaning of Liturgy
Challenges to Liturgy
Enhancing Parish Liturgy
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Eight: Service Ministry
Jesus' Call to Serve and Parish Ministry
A Parish Encourages Social Ministry in the Family and Society
Pastoral Suggestions

Part Four: Realizing the Vision

Chapter Nine: Challenging a Parish's Vision
Society's Basic Orientation
Aspects of United States Society
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Ten: Managing the Parish's Vision
A Parish's Orientation, Style, and Mission
A Parish's Mission Statement
The Parish Planning Process
Pastoral Suggestions

Chapter Eleven: Refocusing Parish Ministries through Rites of Passages
Meeting People's Basic Spiritual Needs
Ministry Aimed at the Core
Pastoral Suggestions

Conclusion
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