Have You Heard About Dynamic Parish?
Dynamic Parish is a 5 year partnership between our parish and Dynamic Catholic, an organization dedicated to re-energizing the Catholic Church. Our goal is to become a truly dynamic community: a thriving parish whose members are deeply engaged in parish life. Dynamic Catholic will sponsor events and provide St. Peter’s with inspirational resources (books, programs, sacramental formation material, videos) and consulting on best practices in parish life and communications. We are one of only 61 parishes in the entire country chosen for this free program; Dynamic Catholic will share what they learn from us with other parishes across America. We hope you will find many opportunities to join us on this journey.
Dynamic Parish News & Events
What Will We Do Over the Next Five Years?
Develop Life-Changing Habits
Dynamic Parish events, programs and resources are designed to help individuals develop the four habits of an engaged Catholic: daily prayer, regular study of the faith, generosity, and evangelization.
Explore the Power of Dreams
Dreams are powerful–they open our eyes to amazing possibilities. Dynamic Parish will help us unlock the power of dreaming about what the future holds for us as individuals and a parish.
Document Our Success
St. Peter’s is one of only 61 parishes across the country chosen for this program. We will document our progress and gather feedback over the next 5 years to help determine what is essential to parish renewal.
Year One Programs and Events
Launch Weekend–November 16-17
We kicked off at Masses the weekend of November 16-17, with a video about the need to uncover what is essential to make a parish truly dynamic. Check out the video here.
Survey Sunday–November 23-24
We took a survey during weekend Masses Nov. 23-24 to get some baseline demographics about our parish, which will help us measure results throughout the 5 year Dynamic Parish program. See the Year One survey results here.
The Dream Event–December 2
Over 250 parishioners attended this interactive event, where we shared the dreams we have for ourselves and our parish via cell phone, then saw the results projected on a screen in real time as they were tabulated. An example is below; see the results here.
Christmas Book Gift—Rediscover the Saints
Town Hall Meeting–January 20
Best Lent Ever Daily Video Reflections
Best Lent Ever Book Club–small group discussion of Christmas book, Rediscover the Saints
- Matthew Kelly on Prayer (available through June 1)
- Unleash Your Power to Dream (available through July 17)
At Home Activities for Families During Quarantine
- Enrich Your Marriage
- The Jesus Question
- The Gratitude List
- Write a Letter
- The Sunday Experience
- The One Thing
Easter/Pentecost Book Gift–Rediscover Jesus
Summer Email Series–daily video reflections, similar to Best Lent Ever email series, centered on themes of Rediscover Jesus book
Summer Book Discussion Groups–discussion of Rediscover Jesus