Thursday, October 20, 2016

Service Model of Parish

Some parishes believe that they are offering a service.  They begin with, "How can I help you?"  In the Catholic church we have certain standard things, such as seven sacraments, and mass schedules.  The service model of parish realizes that not everyone fits into a pre-planned product.  The religious order run parishes are generally more service model than diocesan parishes.  The service model parish is usually a better listener to people who don't fit in, or see themselves on the outside looking in.  The focus is somewhat less on law, rules, and customs or "the way we do things here."  So I have found it.

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