One in Christ Area Catholic Community UPDATE
The One In Christ ACC Planning Council is looking for more parish members to become involved in the work of the Stewardship, Evangelization and Young Adult engagement committees of our ACC to share their creative ideas and to foster communication with parishioners. This is an opportunity to participate more deeply in your faith and help drive the direction of our Catholic community.
Contact any one of your parish representatives or your parish office if you are interested or want to learn more.
Fr. Ron Weyrens
The Area Catholic Community of Mayhew Lake, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, St. Francis Xavier
The purpose of the ACC is to respond to the call of Jesus to be missionary disciples.
We strive to strengthen parish life by working together to share our resources, talents, and efforts in providing for the pastoral and spiritual needs of all. Updates for One in Christ ACC Planning Council virtual meeting held March 2, 2021.
Stewardship Committee reviewed its efforts to educate parishioners on stewardship and discussed ways to coordinate with the Evangelization Committee on common goals. They looked at what other dioceses are doing and ways to make their message clear and consistent in all of the member parishes.
Evangelization Committee Follow-up phone calls to those who received letters from the ACC Council are being made to connect with parish households, ask for any prayer requests and questions they may have, and welcome them to share their faith journey in our ACC. Work is being done to promote a better understanding of Evangelization.
Young Adult Committee Sacred Heart continues to offer events that are open to all parishes. The Council discussed the need for a more detailed job description for a Young Adult coordinator and the amount and method of compensation. The committee will finalize this proposal and share it with the Finance and Pastoral Councils in each parish for their consideration and questions. Any decision regarding hiring will be considered in the future with the consent of the four parishes and their pastors.
Worship Committee will meet to discuss adding more members to the committee and discussing the role of this committee going forward. The Council reviewed the joint bulletin and discussed parishioners’ feedback and the content for the individual parishes. Ways to make the best use of space in the bulletin are being explored. The next meeting will take place on April 6th, 2021. More information on the work of the ACC can be found on the One In Christ website: www.oneinchristacc.org