What can we as do as diocesan leadership to clearly establish pastoral councils within parishes as “communities of service”? How can we utilize training sessions, diocesan guidelines, and leadership days within our own dioceses to both highlight the council’s role as “communities of service” but also better equip them to realize that purpose and grow the Church through their efforts? We will spend time identifying key steps that can be taken within the diocese to assist in the development of pastoral councils and their membership as “communities of service.”
Dr. Kate Wiskus continues to serve the Catholic Church through her ministries at Mundelein Seminary and University of Saint Mary of the Lake as faculty member and associate dean of formation. Her desire to bring her gifts and experiences from 40+ years of ministry to the service of the Church lead her to accept invitations to consult with parishes and dioceses in the areas of pastoral planning, leadership development, and training for special pastoral ministries, especially ministry to multiple parishes.