Kresta in the Afternoon – December 2, 2019 – Hour 1

+  An Advent Recipe for Readiness

  • Description: These first weeks of Advent focus more on the Lord’s second coming in glory than on His first coming at Bethlehem. The Gospel clearly states that we must always be prepared, for at an hour we do not expect, the Son of Man will come. “Ready” is the key word. But how should we be ready? We talk with Msgr Charles Pope.
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    • Msgr. Charles Pope
      Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter St Cyprian parish in Washington, DC. He co-hosts Morning Glory on EWTN with Gloria Purvis and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Along with publishing a daily blog at the Archdiocese of Washington website, he has written in pastoral journals, conducted numerous retreats for priests and lay faithful, and has also conducted weekly Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and the White House. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. Visit blog.adw.org.
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+  Can We Renew Parish Culture? (2 segments)

  • Description: In 2007, 24 percent of Americans identified as Catholic. By 2014, that had dropped to 21 percent. The number of people who claim no religious affiliation has surpassed Catholics and evangelicals, making "nones" the largest religious group in the United States. Catholics are simply walking away from the Church. Yet there are many committed, faithful Catholics who desperately want to stem this tide. Tim Glemkowski joins us.
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    • Tim Glemkowski
      Tim Glemkowski is the author of Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture . He's an international speaker and the founder and president of L'Alto Catholic Institute. He is also cofounder of Revive Parishes, an online formation platform for parish leaders. Tim has served in various roles in evangelization, including teaching high school theology, with youths and young adult ministry at a parish, and as a director of evangelization and catechesis. Visit laltocatholic.com
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    • Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture

      "God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission." - Blessed John Henry Newman The statistics are heartbreaking. In 2007, 24 percent of Americans identified as Catholic. By 2014, that had dropped to 21 percent. The number of people who claim no religious affiliation has surpassed Catholics and evangelicals, making "nones" the largest religious group in the United States. Catholics are simply walking away from the Church. Yet there are many committed, faithful Catholics who desperately want to stem this tide. We are here, in this moment, and are called to be part of the mission, for the sake of our members, and for those who are still outside the Church. Yet while we long for this renewal, we are often at a loss as to how to accomplish it in a practical way. What steps do we take? How do we start, and how do we continue? How will we measure success - and how long will it take? In Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture, author and speaker Tim Glemkowski offers four keys that can radically change parish culture:

        1. Cast the vision 2. Prioritize a clear path to discipleship 3. Mobilize leaders 4. Align everything
      Implementing these four keys over time, parishes can become not simply gathering places for worship but seedbeds of discipleship and missionary outposts of the New Evangelization. This book is a must-read for Catholic clergy, lay parish staff, anyone working in ministry, and any dedicated parishioner who is passionate about renewing the Church. (learn more)

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