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Diocesan and parish leadership are encouraged to reflect on the following questions:
How does the parish community provide people with opportunities for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ?
In addition to offering sound catechetical instruction in the teachings of the Church, to what extent do faith formation programs have as an objective fostering a personal relationship with Christ?
What does the parish do to help people deepen their prayer life?
How has the parish recruited, formed and supported persons to be evangelizers through the witness of their lives?
How are pastors fostering the consciousness of the laity to be evangelizers in the modern world?
How do parishes engage people during "teachable
moments," such as Baptisms, weddings, and funerals?
Are there faith formation programs on how to pass down the faith for parents, grandparents and godparents?
Are there formation programs for adolescents and young adults on how to share their faith with others in college and in the work place?
How are people supported in their vocation to evangelize?
How does the parish present itself on the internet and social media? Updated website?
What parish-based pastoral programs support people in their everyday lives? Are there programs for the (single), newly married, new parents, divorced, grieving, and unemployed?
Where are the wounded, poor, and marginalized in our community? And how are we reaching out to them?
Adapted from this USCCB Resource
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
55 Joy Drive; South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 658-6110 Ext 1131