Beacons of Light – FAQ


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Beacons of Light TIMELINE

Key Steps on the Road from Maintenance to Mission

Fall 2020: Archbishop Schnurr announces Beacons of Light. Data gathering begins.

February/March 2021: Analyze data, develop principles and vision points, and begin parameters consultation.

April 2021: Begin process design.

May/July 2021: Deans and priests consultation on draft current reality report. Recommend parameters to Archbishop Schnurr.

Summer 2021: Begin Families of Parishes modeling, continue process design, and develop facilitator preparation.

Fall 2021: Propose Families of Parishes models

  • September 29, 2021 – Family models will be released to all pastors
  • September 30, 2021 – Family models will be released to all principals
  • October 1, 2021 – Family models will be released to all parishes
  • October 1-21 – Three weeks of discussion and review before the final structure of family parishes will be formalized

Spring 2022: Second pilot processes and pastor and facilitator preparation commence.

Summer 2022: Begin Families of Parishes rollout.

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