Podcast: Father Mathias Thelen & Realign Resources for Mission: The Next Steps

Thank you to all who participated in the Realign Resources for Mission parish meetings which have now concluded after two months consulting with parishioners across the Diocese of Lansing, both in-person and virtually (such are the COVID times in which we live!)In total, there were 67 meetings with over 2,600 parishioners participating and approximately 1,700 surveys submitted to the committee. We are currently reading every survey as we develop our proposals, which will come to you for comment, before going to Bishop Boyea for final consideration.  The Bishop has also given us an extension to complete our work which is now due June 1, 2021.  In the meantime, I recommend you watch the latest Diocese of Lansing podcast  which gives a good overview of the Realign Resources for Mission principles; a flavor of what parishioners had to say about them; and an explanation of the next steps for the process. Thanks!

* A healthy parish in the Diocese of Lansing:

1. Is led by priests who are striving for health and holiness;

2. Equips and empowers parish staff;

3. Makes and forms missionary disciples;

4. Seeks the lost and serves the poor.

This podcast was recorded on Friday, January 15. It is hosted by the Diocese of Lansing’s Director of Communications, David Kerr. Diocese of Lansing Podcast #21