Secretariat for Parish Life & Development

webbannerWelcome to the website for the Secretariat for Parish Life & Development. Nurturing, promoting and sustaining the work of the Gospel are the focus of the Diocese of Cleveland’s Parish Life Office. Through its programs and ministries, Parish Life supports the work of the Diocese and parishes by helping to build vibrant communities of faith and service.

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  • Pastoral Planning Through an Evangelizing Lens

    Need help in planning next steps or creating a pastoral plan for evangelization? Contact Terrie Baldwin to discuss the different approaches for evangelization including the USCCB’s three goals for Evangelization, the Thresholds of Conversion, and ideas from the book REBUILT. Formational programs are available for parish and schools staffs, parishes, schools, and Catholic organizations on […]

  • Spiritual Gifts Discernment Process

    “Come and See” workshops to learn more and to explore the possibility of this process for your parish or organization are now available in January and February. Cost is free, but registration is necessary at the Evangelization website. Advanced preparation using the spiritual gifts inventory tool would be helpful for each participant. Please register within […]

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed from January 18th thru January 25th 2015. Intercessions can be inserted into daily and Sunday liturgies as well as the Liturgy of the Hours concerning the unity of Christians. On the days when it is permitted, the votive Mass for Christian Unity would be encouraged. For a complete […]

  • Family Support Groups: LEAF Ministry—Listening, Encouraging and Assisting Families

    LEAF Ministry is a new initiative of the Catholic Ministry to the Incarcerated. It is dedicated to serving the special needs families face when a loved one is incarcerated. So many families experience isolation, shame, guilt, and an overwhelming sense of being alone. This ministry has been formed to be of support to these families. […]

  • November is Black Catholic History Month

    On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States designated November as Black Catholic History Month to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics. Two commemorative dates fall within this month, Saint Augustine’s Birthday (November 13) and Saint Martin de Porres’ Feast Day (November 3). More importantly, […]

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