The Building Stronger Parishes research project explores how Catholic parishes, in various contexts, use their strengths and available resources to respond to a variety of challenges. The aim of this research is to identify and analyse some of these initiatives in parishes throughout Australia, which can then be implemented in other parishes facing similar challenges. Particular emphasis is given to stories of vitality and hope that bring life to their communities and have an underlying foundation in an ecclesiology of communion.
This website provides all information on the Building Stronger Parishes project and has several features which will be regularly updated. Please remember to check back for the latest information.
BUILDING STRONGER PARISHES REPORT SERIES 2016
Following the Project Report published in May 2015 (see below), six sub-reports have been produced on various aspects of parish vitality arising from the research. These will be available shortly in hard copy and downloadable formats.
BUILDING STRONGER PARISHES REPORT MAY 2015
This comprehensive print publication on the project is available now for order in hard copy and downloadable formats.
“The more we can share with others, the more we define ourselves by our letting go and the more we can make a difference in whatever way we can to people who have less”
“Hospitality is No. 1. You look after people like you would at home”