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Engagement #6

We create and maintain intentional pathways that foster inclusive dialogue and opportunity for partnerships between parishes and and schools


In partnership with parents and parishes, Catholic schools prepare young people to become full and active members of the Catholic Church. Families, parishes, and Catholic schools continuously need to find ways to strengthen this partnership so that the lives of all young people are enriched and the resources of the Catholic community are widely used. Some of these activities can be adapted for pastoral ministry with young people. (Renewing the Vision)


Effective and comprehensive pastoral ministry with young people recognizes that ministry in school complements, but does not replace, ministry in the parish. Young people should be encouraged to remain active in the parish – their sacramental home.

Suggested Implementation

Methods for Evaluation

Within the same calendar year as you attempt to address this concern, delegate individuals, both young and old, to ask: