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Organizing to Preserve Vibrant Parishes

Christine Schenk csj is joined by panelists Fr. Gerry Bechard of Detroit’s Elephants in the Living RoomStan Doherty of CTA New England and VOTF in the Boston archdiocese; and Dan Theil, president of Toledo’s United Parishes. Listen to learn about strategies to preserve viable parishes in your diocese and resist unjust closures. Hear the stories of the panelists who are working in the trenches to keep parishes open. Learn more about FutureChurch’s “Save Our Parish Community” project that is stirring a national discussion of best practices for keeping viable parishes open rather than closing them because of real estate values or simply because no priest is available.

This presentation was given on November 3, 2007 at the national Call To Action conference.