I want to share information from Fr. Adam Mauman related to the upcoming pastorate of St. Charles and All Saints. You will find some bullet points related to clarifications of related to how the pastorate(s) should be viewed. Thank you very much for your attention and God bless you all! Fr. Jeff Martin
COLLABORATION (NOT CONSOLIDATION)
What is Uniting in Heart, and what does it mean for St. Charles Borromeo (SCB) Catholic Church? The making of Uniting in Heart is not a new topic; Bishop Doherty released a document back in 2015 detailing a vision for our diocese in which all of our churches would focus on the Three Pillars of Mission, Community and Witness. In the summer of 2018, the staff and pastoral leadership of SCB developed a pastoral plan for our community under the guise of “One God, One Heart, One Community” in hopes of implementing our bishop’s vision here in Miami County. Beginning in August of this year we will begin collaborating with All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport and the Catholic community of Cass County.
Below are some practical points to consider as we continue implementing Uniting in Heart, in the Pastorate of St. Charles Borromeo-All Saints Catholic Churches (i.e. common vision, separate identities, and the opportunity to build upon the strengths of each parish community).
- Three priests will serve the Pastorate of St. Charles Borromeo-All Saints Catholic Churches: Fr. Adam Mauman will serve as the pastor, while Fr. Gustavo Lopez and Fr. Kyle Neterer will serve as associate pastors.
- SCB and All Saints will continue having separate Finance Councils, budgets, staffing and programming at each location.
- The two pastoral councils for the separate churches will be teemed down to one council as a consultative body composed of members of St. Charles Borromeo and All Saints Catholic Churches.
- The new position of “Director of Operations” will be tasked with many administrative responsibilities for the pastorate, while working at both locations (approximately 4 days/week in Logansport, 1 day/week in Peru).
- Other positions, staffing, programming, and ministries will continue at both locations as we formulate how our Pastorate can build upon the strengths of each community while focusing on the Three Pillars of Mission, Community, and Witness.
It is important to understand that we not merging or consolidating two churches, but that we will be collaborating and sharing resources whenever possible to build up the Body of Christ (Cf. Romans 12:4-5). Please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns that you may have, as we hope to continue sharing future developments and information to both parishes in our proposed pastorate of St. Charles Borromeo-All Saints Catholic Churches.