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Emerging Models of Parish & Community Life

Explore innovative models of parish and community life, ministry, and governance that are moving the Catholic Church into the future.

Pentecost Project: Celebrating New Models of Community

“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As Abba God sent me, so I’m sending you.’ After saying this, Jesus breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.'” (John 20:21-22)

With the fire of Pentecost and emboldened by the Holy Spirit, we at FutureChurch are engaging in a new project to recognize and celebrate communities around the United States that are embodying the Pentecostal mission. Over the next several months, we will be highlighting communities that have been emboldened to live the Gospel in new and creative ways. From intentional living communities, to independent worship spaces, to organizations that are re-envisioning what it means to serve, these trailblazing communities serve as witness that the creative power of the Spirit never ceases. 

Featured Communities

The Community of St. Hildegard Lives into the Trust of Its Namesake

If you ever find yourself in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, it won’t be long before you encounter Rev. Dr. Shanon Sterringer….

Pax Priory Imagines its Next 50 Years in the City

Photo 1: Front view of St. Benedict Center. Pax Priory is on the third floor. In 1972, Benedictine Sister Mary Lou Ko…

The Fireplace Community Brings the Flames of Pentecost to Life

The Fireplace has a set of values that have been defined by its members: rest, hospitality, community, inclusion, sus…

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