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Modeling Change: Can extra-parochial groups reshape parishes?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Extra-parochial groups are reshaping parishes in an effort to be more welcoming in a time of migration and movement. Dominican University John DeCostanza is a board member of a lay-led organization, the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership, that is working to meet the needs of immigrants by linking them to resources including parishes, schools, hospitals, universities, unions, cooperatives and community and faith-based associations throughout the Chicagland area. The organization evolved out of the St. Eulalia parish in Maywood, an economically disadvanted community near the Dominican University campus.