As we prepare to move forward into the time that we all hope will be truly post-pandemic, the “Renew and Reconnect in Person” initiative offers ideas, encouragement and tools to support your parish’s unique response to the opportunities that lie ahead. These resources offer some ideas to ponder as you prepare for your parishioners to fully reconnect in person with your parish. The webinar and collected templates, webinars, and other resources are a distillation of what many experts are saying about this time of opportunity, this time of the Holy Spirit. They are designed to be adapted by parishes as they see fit and when they see fit, touching on three areas:
- Commemorate parishioners’ lived experience of the past year with COVID-19 - helping them to reflect and process any grief or sense of loss they may have experienced
- Reconnect by inviting parishioners to reengage with their parish in person
- Celebrate as a whole parish community, together once again
The presentation below and resources are intended to help parishes move towards being more fully open. In the process of opening, parishes should also help their parishioners process this past year with both celebration and remembrance. We understand that most of you have been very attentive to the needs of your parishioners throughout this difficult time, so please use only what is helpful.
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