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Communities within the Community

Parish Neighborhood Associations

 

Since the time of Jesus, who gathered a small band of twelve, small communities have been an important dimension of church life.  Just as the early church kept the faith alive we gather to pray, share faith, support one another, continue to learn and reach out to others through small Christian communities.

Being a large parish has both blessings and challenges.   One challenge is the amount of time it can take to feel connected in the community.  Neighborhood associations within the parish provide people with a sense of belonging and introduce them to a deeper relationship with Jesus.  These communities are a means of continuing spiritual renewal and evangelization and promote parish leadership.

Neighborhood Associations can help in:

  • Welcoming new comers
  • Being attentive to the needs of the sick and home bound
  • Responding to families in crisis situations like the death of a loved one
  • Organizing neighbors to address neighborhood concerns
  • Reaching out to those who have left the Church
  • Creating a stronger sense of belonging by helping parishioners know one another
  • Offering Bible study, faith sharing opportunities and other ways to grow in faith
  • Understanding the needs and demographics if the parish
  • Enjoying the company of fellow Catholics
  • Accomplishing whatever God would like us to do

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Neighborhood Association

 

For the most part, parish neighborhoods correspond to the elementary school districts.  Parishioners living outside the parish boundaries may join the nearest parish neighborhood.

  1. Adelaide
  2. Lake Dolloff
  3. Lake Grove
  4. Lakeland
  5. Mark Twain
  6. Mirror Lake
  7. Nautilus
  8. Panther Lake
  9. Sherwood Forest
  10. Silver Lake
  11. Valhalla
  12. Wildwood