Since this weekend brought daylight savings time, our topic today is “looking forward.” While the new liturgical year is many months away, the new fiscal year is not. Across the country, dioceses have been studying and making preparations for new administrative and organizational realities, including clustered parishes.
Our guest today, Fr. Paul Turner, shares liturgical considerations and opportunities that are present in clustered communities. We also hear the words of the late Bishop Ken Untener (1937-2004), written in honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
To join us this summer at the national convention in Baltimore, Maryland, visit the 2018 NPM convention website.
You can learn more about Fr. Paul Turner, view his many workshop topics, and read his articles and blog posts at his website: www.paulturner.org.
The prayer commonly referred to as the "Oscar Romero Prayer" was written by Bishop Ken Untener. You can find it on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
"From Ashes to the Living Font" is published by World Library Publications.
For further reading: Read "Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Clustered Parishes Are Our Future," written by Kristi Bevens, in Obsculta. You can find resources related to clustered parishes and planning from both the Archdiocese of Dubuque and the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode.
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