Diocesan Regional Ministry Gatherings

Called to be…  Prepared to do
Llamados a servir… Prepardos para hacerlo

 


The Next Regional Ministry Gathering will be:

RMG East
St. Mary’s in Mora
January 23, 2019
9:00 – Noon


Come and gather with your Catholic colleagues from parishes all around the eastern region of the Diocese of Saint Cloud!

All are invited for an uplifting morning of learning, faith sharing and fellowship with your counterparts from nearby communities.

Diocesan staff members processed your input from a recent regional survey, and planned an evening in which we can gather together, pray together about our ministries stemming from our Baptism, hear a common message, and then break into three groups:

Would YOU come back?


with Aaron Carpenter

In this session, we will explore the idea of hospitality in our parishes by asking three questions: What does the Bible say? What is radical hospitality? What can we do? Based on Robert Schnase’s book, Five Practices: Radical Hospitality, we will be guided on a journey to discover ways we can evaluate our own parishes, share ideas with one another and set into motion a plan to take back to our faith communities.

Becoming Who We’re Called to Be, At Work: How the Workplace Forms Disciples


with Bailey Ziegler

This workshop will look at the parish and ministry specific budgets, not only as a financial statement, but as a parish or school’s theological statement and some practical ways to budget for the mission of the organization.

Crisis communications: Is your parish ready?


with Joe Towalski

This workshop will highlight the do’s and don’ts of dealing with a crisis and the media interest that often accompanies it. Participants will have a chance to ask questions as well as share their own experiences and approaches.


Regional Ministry Gathering Schedule


Past Gathering in RMG West: October 25, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Our Lady of Victory in Fergus Falls

Thursday, October 25th
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Our Lady of Victory
207 N Vine Street, Fergus Falls

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Regional Ministry Gathering poster (PDF)

Exploring the Essential Elements of a Vibrant Parish

With Brenda Kresky
Diocese of Saint Cloud Office of Planning

(Presentation in English)
A parish is a community of baptized disciples committed to following Jesus Christ. What does such a community look and act like? The life, mission and growth of faith in a parish is illustrated through the visible actions of seven essential elements. We will learn how each of these elements constantly interrelate with, nurture and support the others for the pastoral mission of the parish.

Joy of Gospel and 7 Essential Elements – Click this link for the resources Brenda used in her presentation.

Planning, Building and Fostering a Culture of Life

With Janet Dusek
Diocese of Saint Cloud Office of Marriage and Family

and Jill Svihel
Diocese of Saint Cloud Office of Marriage and Family

(Presentation in English)
This session is designed for parish leaders and parishioners who are interested in fostering a culture of life in their communities. We will discuss the resources available through the Office of Marriage and Family and the events that are planned to educate and benefit those in the diocese. Participants will be encouraged to explore current activities in their parishes and share with one another those things that make their parish thrive.

Culture of Life Resources – Click for resources from Jill and Janet’s talk.

Ministerio Hispano/ Latino V Encuentro: Conclusiones y Acciones a Implementar en la Diócesis de St. Cloud

Con Mayuli Bales
Diocese of Saint Cloud Office of Multicultural Ministries

Y Ana Salgado

Y Alejandra Mancilla

(Presentación en Español)
Empezamos este caminar a nivel nacional conjuntamente con miles de parroquias, pequeñas comunidades de fe, y movimientos eclesiales, bajo el tema Discípulos Misioneros: Testigos del Amor de Dios, decidimos ser una iglesia en salida, dejar nuestras áreas de comodidda y salir al encuentro de nuestro hermanos y hermanas que están en las periferias de la sociedad, siguiendo la invitación de nuestro Papa Francisco.

RMG North: February 7, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at St. Michael’s in Buckman

Catholic Schools: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

with Linda Kaiser

Catholic Schools have a rich history in the United States and in the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Participants will have a glimpse into what the history of the schools in the Diocese is, where we are at today and what might the future hold.

Parish Stewardship (Title TBA)

with Anna Kampa

The Diaconate: Serving God and Serving People

with Deacon Ernie Kociemba

All Christians are called to serve, but perhaps you have felt a desire to move closer to God and His Church in order to serve others in a new and purposeful way. If so, God may be calling you to be a permanent deacon. Find out more about who is a deacon and what the various ministries of the deacon are.

RMG South: March 5, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s in Sauk Center

Co-Responsibility: The Common Priesthood of All Believers

with Kristi Bivens

At our baptism, we are received into the Body of Christ through which we participate in the threefold office of Jesus – priest, prophet, and king. What does it mean to participate in the “common priesthood of all believers?” We will learn what each of these roles mean for lay people and how we can share in the responsibility for our Catholic Church and the world around us. Come join us as we reflect on ways of living out our common priesthood.

Social Concerns (Title TBA)

with Kateri Mancini
Director of Social Concers

Marriage Enrichment (Title TBA)

With Janet Dusek
Diocese of Saint Cloud Office of Marriage and Family

RMG North: April 30, 9:00 – noon at St. John the Baptist Swanville

The Voice of the Assembly


with Aaron Carpenter
Director of the Office of Worship

In this session, we will explore the most beautiful sound in our Eucharistic gathering – the voice of the assembly. Through sharing, discussion and practice, we will look at ways we, as music ministers, can support the ownership of the liturgy by the liturgical assembly. How do our song choices, gestures and texts create a worshiping environment that brings about “full, conscious and active participation”?

Budgeting for Mission and Ministry


with Bailey Ziegler
Director of Human Resources

and Joe Spaniol
Finance Officer

This workshop will look at the parish and ministry specific budgets, not only as a financial statement, but as a parish or school’s theological statement and some practical ways to budget for the mission of the organization.

Social Concerns (Title TBA)

with Kateri Mancini
Director of Social Concerns

RMG South: May 2, 6:00 – 8 :30pm at St. Mary Help of Christians in St. Augusta

Exploring the Essential Elements of a Vibrant Parish

with Brenda Kresky
Director of Planning

A parish is a community of baptized disciples committed to following Jesus Christ. What does such a community look and act like? The life, mission and growth of faith in a parish is illustrated through the visible actions of seven essential elements. We will learn how each of these elements constantly interrelate with, nurture and support the others for the pastoral mission of the parish.

We are called to journey together…

with Katy Lentz
Coordinator for Mission Education

Through our baptism we are called to be disciples in the world. During this session we will explore what this means and how we can live it by discussing: How we serve others both in physical needs, but also relationally. What it means to be in solidarity with others and what that looks like in real life. Options for mission trips and projects you can do in your parish / school.

Vocations (Title TBA)

with Fr. Doug Liebsch
Associate Director of Vocations

RMG East: May 6, 6:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Andrew in Elk River

Exploring the Essential Elements of a Vibrant Parish

with Brenda Kresky
Director of Planning

A parish is a community of baptized disciples committed to following Jesus Christ. What does such a community look and act like? The life, mission and growth of faith in a parish is illustrated through the visible actions of seven essential elements. We will learn how each of these elements constantly interrelate with, nurture and support the others for the pastoral mission of the parish.

MultiCultural Ministries (Title TBA)

with Mayuli Bales
Director of Multicultural Ministries

Life Issues

With Janet Dusek
Diocese of Saint Cloud Office of Marriage and Family

 

RMG West: May 15, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at St. Mary’s in Alexandria

Stewardship (Title TBA)

David Eickhoff
Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Kent Schmitz
Consultant for Adolescent Catechesis and Youth Ministry

Marriage Tribunal (Title TBA)

Fr. Virgil Helmin
Judicial Vicar

Theresa Wyburn, JCL
Associate Judge

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This event is funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.