Realign Resources for Mission: Latest News

On Thursday, November 18, the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, the Diocese of Lansing's Realign Resources for Mission Committee published their Key Findings and Recommendations. 

Over the past two years, the 14-person committee has prayed, studied, consulted, discussed and discerned the way forward for the parishes, schools and other agencies of the Diocese of Lansing in order to help our diocese better fulfill the divine mission given to us by Jesus Christ:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you,” Matthew 28:19-20.

In the following video, Father Mathias Thelen, Chairman of the Realign Resources for Mission Committee, gives his overview of the committee's Key Findings and Recommendations which are now with Bishop Earl Boyea for consideration.  

The publication of these Key Findings & Recommendations follows months of widespread consultation with the clergy and lay faithful of the Diocese of Lansing including 67 parish meetings.

Most recently, the Realign Resources for Mission Committee hosted a series of regional meetings across the diocese upon the evening of Sunday, August 29, 2021. The meetings were accessible both in-person and online. 

Below, you can watch the Regional Meeting presentation again. This video attempts to provide an explanation for each of the committee's conclusions although, obviously, some of the parish groupings proposed in this video have since been amended in light of your feedback. 

Following this video presentation Father Mathias Thelen, Chairman of the Realign Resources for Mission Committee, and David Kerr, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Lansing, also did a live Q&A on YouTube.  

As said, Bishop Earl Boyea will now read, pray and respond to the final recommendations of the RRM Committee in due course. The implementation of the Bishop's vision will then be phased in across the Diocese of Lansing in the coming years. 

Want to continue to keep up to date with the latest developments regarding Realign Resources for Mission? Just click here to subscribe to the Realign Resources for Mission weekly e-mail update. In the meantime, here are also some other useful resources compiled below. Thank you. God bless you.

 


OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES: 

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WATCH: 

Realign Resources for Mission process is launched by Bishop Boyea. First broadcast August 20, 2019. Click here to view.

Diocese of Lansing Podcast with Father Mathias Thelen upon the launch of the Realign Resources for Mission parish meetings. First broadcast October 2, 2020. Click here to watch. 

Bishop Boyea issues invitation to the lay faithful to take part in the Realign Resources for Mission parish meetings. First broadcast October 2, 2020. Click here to view. 

Deployed for Mission: Re-imagining the Catholic Parish. Day for parish staff at Saint Patrick in Brighton. First broadcast October 21, 2021. Click here to view. 

Diocese of Lansing Podcast with Father Mathias Thelen upon the conclusion of the Realign Resources for Mission parish meetings. First broadcast January 17, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Diocese of Lansing Podcast with Father Chas Canoy upon the launch of the Realign Resources for Mission weekly e-mail updates. First broadcast May 7, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission: Day with Diocesan Priests on June 15, 2021. First broadcast June 15, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Invitation to Realign Resources for Mission Regional Meetings by Father Mathias Thelen. First broadcast August 21, 2021. Click here to watch. 

 

Weekly Video Updates from Realign Resources for Mission Committee: 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, May 12, w/ Father Steve Mattson. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, May 5, w/ Father Chas Canoy. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, May 20, w/ David Kerr. Click here to watch.  

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, May 26, w/ Father Jim Rolph. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, June 3, w/ Deacon Devon Wolfe. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, June 9, w/ Terri Witt. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, June 23, w/ Steve Nowaczewski. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, July 1, 2021, w/ Deb Amato. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update, July 14, 2021, w/ Father Bob Bacik. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ George Landolt, July 22, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ Tom Maloney, July 29, 2021. Click here to watch 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ Father Jim Rolph, August 5, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ Pete Burak, August 12, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ Father Steve Mattson, September 9, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ George Landolt, September 16, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ Steve Nowaczewski, September 24, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Video Update w/ Father Chas Canoy, September 30, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update w/ Father Mathias Thelen, October 7, 2021. Click here to watch.

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update w/ Deacon Devon Wolfe, October 14, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update w/ Terri Witt, October 20, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update w/ Father Bob Bacik, October 28, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update w/ Father Chas Canoy , November 4, 2021. Click here to watch. 

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update w/ Jim Rolph, November 11, 2021. Click here to watch. 

 

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Meanwhile, here is the back catalogue of the Realign Resources for Mission Update which you can subscribe to by clicking here. The e-mail update features a reflection upon one of the principles of the Realign Resource for Mission vision plus latest news and a weekly prayer intention. It drops into your inbox every week and already has over 35,000 subscribers across the Diocese of Lansing. Here are the previous editions: 

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update, November 11, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update, November 4, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update, October 28, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update, October 20, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update, October 14, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update, October 7, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, September 30, 2021 

Realign Resources for Mission Update, September 24, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, September 16, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, September 9, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, August 12, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, August 5, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, July 29, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, July 22, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, July 15, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, July 1, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, June 23, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, June 17, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, June 9, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, June 3, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, May 26, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, May 20, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, May 12, 2021

Realign Resources for Mission Update, May 5, 2021