Growing Disciples

Growing Disciples in the Peoria Diocese

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As more information is released on the Growing Disciples plan in our diocese, it will be added below.

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Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 5: Continuing the Legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 5: Continuing the Legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen Watch as Monsignor Jason Gray, Priest and Director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, and Katie Bogner, Teacher for the Diocese of Peoria and creator of “Teaching with Fulton Sheen” curriculum, discuss the life of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, his … Read more

In this latest update, Bishop Louis Tylka discusses the state of our mission, reminding us that although we have many challenges ahead, through the Five Foundations we have much to be hopeful for as we embark on a renewed path forward to go out and proclaim the Gospel, making and growing disciples of Jesus Christ and becoming a more vibrant, mission-driven Church, alive with the Holy Spirit.

Growing Disciples Update: Key Parish Leader Meeting & Parish Models Feedback Session

Growing Disciples Update: Key Parish Leader Meeting & Parish Models Feedback Session Father David Richardson shares an update regarding the recent Key Parish Leader meetings, where those in attendance learned about this first round of “parish models” – that is, groupings of parishes that might work together as a new “unified” parish in the future … Read more

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 4: Eucharist

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 4: Eucharist Do you believe in the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist? Did you know that the Mass is our invitation to join in Christ’s sacrifice and participate in communion with God and love for Jesus? Father Luke Spannagel, Priest and National Eucharistic Preacher for … Read more

Growing Disciples Update: Priest Assembly Day

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Peoria, shares an update regarding the recent Priest Assembly Day and Pastoral Planning Commission meeting.

Growing Disciples Update: 2023-24 Planning Process

Growing Disciples Update: 2023-24 Planning Process Most Reverend Louis Tylka, Bishop of Peoria, outlines the Growing Disciples planning process from now through Pentecost 2024. He discusses information about parish draft modeling milestones, timelines and key consultative bodies involved in providing feedback. A graphic which illustrates this information can be found here https://cdop.org/wp-content/uploads/2…

Growing Disciples Update: More Than Numbers

Growing Disciples Update: More Than Numbers   Father David Richardson discusses the important aspects of our parishes–aside from numerical data–that are essential to consider as we plan for the future in advancing the Five Foundations for Growing Disciples, and creating an even more vibrant, mission-driven and sustainable network of parishes. Watch the video here

Growing Disciples: The Five Foundations/Part 2: Inspiring Discipleship

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 2: Inspiring Discipleship What did Jesus intend for all of us when he called his first disciples–and what does that mean for us as a Church today? Matt Faley Chief of Mission for the Diocese of Peoria, and Jenny Witt, Director of Evangelization at St. Philomena Parish, … Read more

Growing Disciples Update: Key Parish Leaders

Growing Disciples Update: Key Parish Leaders Monsignor Mark Merdian explains the role of Key Parish Leaders, and how their feedback and insights from the parish level support the Growing Disciples pastoral planning process.

Growing Disciples Update: “Who’s Who?”

A Message from Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, Vocations Director of Recruitment for the Diocese of Peoria and a member of the Core Team for Growing Disciples. This is the first in a series of videos, recorded by members of the Core Team, which are meant to provide all of the faithful with tactical information and updates … Read more

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 1: Empowering Evangelization

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 1: Empowering Evangelization What does “evangelization” really mean, and how are we called to evangelize as Catholics? What does this have to do with the Growing Disciples Pastoral Planning initiative? In this video, Bishop Lou Tylka and Father Adam Cesarek, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in … Read more

Bishop Tylka Announces Launch of Growing Disciples

What is the Growing Disciples Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Peoria? Read more about Growing Disciples and how it started here.