Pastoral Planning

1-59471-135-6For the final ten years of my professional career, I served as Director of Pastoral Planning for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester NY.  During that time I was able to bring my previous administrative experience and education to bear on the Church and it administration.  In the process I learned much more about the Church and deepened my own spiritual life.  I have tried to capture both the spirit and the techniques of this special kind of planning in a book published by Ave Maria Press:  A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning.  This is available online from Ave Maria and from Amazon.

In January 2011 I presented a webinar for Ave Maria Press entitled “Pastoral Planning as a way of Being Church.” Almost 300 people signed up for the session. You can listen to an archive copy of the webinar by going to the Ave Maria site.