Today our parish is announcing the beginning of an exciting new initiative called Dynamic Parish. Dynamic Parish is an effort to help every parish in America not just survive, but to truly become a dynamic parish. It comes to us from the Dynamic Catholic Institute, which was founded in 2008 by Matthew Kelly with the mission of re-energizing the Catholic Church in America through developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. Dynamic Parish seeks to help parishes become truly dynamic through the adoption of best practices and the distribution of these excellent resources. It is designed to help each of us grow in a personal relationship with Jesus, deepen our appreciation of the treasures of our Catholic faith, and strengthen our ability to share the faith with others. Holy Family Parish is only one of 61 parishes across the country to have been selected! In exchange for being part of the first group of parishes, Dynamic Catholic will provide over a million dollars of world-class resources in books, programs, parish best practices, and regular coaching for the parish leadership team for the next five years – all at no cost to our parish.
We are blessed to have this wonderful partnership with Dynamic Catholic. This five-year effort will provide us with the tools that will help us grow together in faith. It is one powerful way our parish will implement the evangelization goals of Disciples in Mission, the Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Boston, which we began formally last spring. Please join me in prayer for the fruitfulness of this endeavor and for openness to what the Holy Spirit wants to do within our parish to truly make Holy Family a Dynamic Parish!
If you missed the information shared at Mass, view the video message from Matthew Kelly below and a booklet for parishioners which describes the program.
God bless you!