Listen to the Heartbeat of the Church, Revised Edition

A Pathway to Parish Renewal: How to Create a More Dynamic Parish Community

Listen to the Heartbeat of the Church, Revised Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781498230575
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 8/4/2015
  • Retail Price: $18.00
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Listen to the Heartbeat of the Church, Revised Edition

A Pathway to Parish Renewal: How to Create a More Dynamic Parish Community

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  • ISBN: 9781498230575
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 8/4/2015
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
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About-

Listen to the Heartbeat of the Church resurrects the concept of episcopal visitation, an age-old and rarely used practice in Catholic parishes and dioceses. Using information gleaned from a survey of 100 Benedictine monasteries along with a nine-month experience of facilitating a parish goal-setting process, Baroch describes how visitation can strengthen parishes and dioceses by closing the communication gap that sometimes exists between the laity and the hierarchy. Her fictional account of St. Anonymous Catholic Church, the heart of the book, shows how a struggling congregation can accomplish its goals when parishioners, the pastor, and their bishop engage in shared ministry. It can happen--one parish, one diocese, at a time.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The material in Listen to the Heartbeat of the Church opened my mind to the possibilities of parish involvement, of once again being part of a parish community. It broke down the 'wall of Jericho' for me that had existed, a wall of alienation from the Church and parish life. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
--Margaret Civiletti, Benedictine Oblate, Queen of Angels Monastery, Mt. Angel, OR

"The approach Baroch advocates is needed at the parish and diocesan levels within the Church. Those of us with the Catholic gene could commit to the process without feeling as though we are starting a splinter group. The fictional story of renewal, based on an actual parish-wide discernment process, could produce a profound effect within the Church."
--Gary Lyden, Catholic layman, business owner, children's books author

Contributors-

Dorothy Hill Baroch, M.A.

Bio(s)-

Dorothy Hill Baroch is a wife, a mother, a business owner, and a Benedictine oblate. She lives with her husband, Ed, in a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada. Creative writing followed closely on the heels of the technical and grant writing that were part of her work as a consultant and trainer. She eventually became a freelance author, with articles appearing in secular and religious magazines.

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