Urban-ministry discussion groups need members

ROCHESTER — The Task Force for Urban Ministry, a recently announced diocesan initiative, will soon start work on creating a new vision of a Catholic presence in the city.

The task force evolved from the Urban Ministry Development Study group’s findings and recommendations that were released last year. Bishop Matthew H. Clark convened the study group to find ways to use the diocese’s limited resources to meet the needs of city parishes and neighborhoods.

Members of the task force are seeking interested individuals to serve on small groups that will create new projects based on four specific recommendations from the Urban Ministry Development Study group: new models of faith community, coordinated attention to an area of social justice, urban/suburban parish partnerships, and ongoing structures for collaboration and learning. The goal would be to develop pilot projects in those key areas that could become operational over the next two to three years and be replicated in other locations as well.

Anyone interested in joining one of these discussion groups may contact Sister Janet Korn at skorn@dor.org or 585-328-3228, ext. 1287.

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