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Better Know A Parish: All Saints Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Parish Name: All Saints Catholic Church

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded: 1994

Diocese: Milwaukee

Pastor: Father Carl Diederichs

Number of Parishioners: 600 families

Parish websiteallsaintsmilwaukee.org


Say bon voyage to destination weddings

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Save the beach for the honeymoon. Instead, get married at your local parish.

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I don’t understand why they just can’t get married here!” lamented the grandmother who was being force-marched 2,800 miles to Mexico for her grandson’s wedding. “We spent $2,000 on the trip, if you can believe that,” said a friend who returned with her husband from a family wedding in Hawaii.


Finding leadership roles for women in the church

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Who says that all the top positions in the church need to go to priests and bishops?

What happens when a closed parish reopens its doors?

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A determined group of Catholics scored a major victory when the closing of their parishes was overturned. But getting their churches reopened was only half the battle.

Better Know A Parish: Saint Catherine Laboure Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Parish Name: Saint Catherine Laboure Church

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Founded: 1948

Diocese: Harrisburg

Pastor: Rev. Neil Sullivan

Number of Parishioners: 6,636

Parish websitewww.sclhbg.org


What's the difference between closing a parish and closing a church?

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Different rules govern a bishop’s right to eliminate parishes and churches in a diocese—and determine parishioners’ chances of a successful appeal.

When we talk about churches and parishes on a day-to-day basis, we often use the terms interchangeably. But there is a big difference—especially when it comes to a bishop’s decision to close one under canon law.


Bridging the generational divide on parish staffs

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Striking a balance between the wisdom of age and the enthusiasm of youth can make for a vibrant church.

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Help wanted: Parishes offer assistance to the unemployed

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Stuck in the job hunt with seemingly few prospects? Maybe your parish can offer some advice.

Tips for networking in your parish

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Finding a job can be hard work. Try these five steps for using your church in your employment search.

Many experts agree that the most important aspect of finding a job is being able to network. And for Catholics, what better place to connect with individuals in a wide variety of careers than at their parish?

Here are five ways to make the most of your potential parish connections during the job hunt:


How to stage an intervention with an alcoholic

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A good intervention is …

…planned. “The alcoholic can do a pretty good job of saying how wrong you are and who served him too many drinks,” says Father William Stenzel, a Chicago pastor and guest lecturer and spiritual director at Guest House treatment center for clergy and religious. “The best ones are organized interventions where he’s always free to choose.”

…clear. “If you choose not to get help, you’ve chosen to not work here.”


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