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CARA Seven Elements of Parish Life

The expression of the sacramental and paryer life of parishioners at Sunday liturgies and other ritual forms of sacred celebration is the area of parish life, CARA calls Worship. This area includes all components of worship, such as homilies, lectoring, distributing communion, and the art and environment of worship. It also includes the fostering of individual spiritual growth, such as that related to personal prayer, retreats, and private devotions.
The sense of community within a parish includes the sense of belonging at the parish and how it welcomes people in a friendly, inclusive, non-judgemental way. This area also includes parish outreash, which refers to how well the parish reaches out to parishioners and involves them in parish life. Community, then, has an internal focus.
The leadershiop of the pastor, pastoral staff, parish council, and key organizations are included under the area of parish leadership. Leadership involves forming a vision for the parish, planning for the future, and evaluating the success of parish efforts. The organizational sstructure ofthe parish and related organizations or activities (such as school leadership) are also included here.
Faith Formation
Formation in the parish includes all aspects of parish life involving explaining, informing, and forming parishioners of all ages in Scripture, Church teaching, and tradition. This includes religiojs education programs at both parish and school (where there is a school), as well as sacramental preparation programs and adult formation programs. Homilies, which play a significant role in the ongoing formation of parishioners, are included in this section as well as in the section on worship.
Social Justice
Social justice and social action include all parish work directed at advancing social concerns in the wider world, nation, and local community. It also includes all charity, advocacy, and action on behalf of justice. Social justice has an external focus.
Evalgelization includes all efforts to witness to the Gospel. It focuses especially upon reaching out to the unchurched and non-practicing Catholics. Evangelization also encompasses efforts at ecumenism andthose directed toward building relations in the broader community.
Stewardship involves challenging parishioners to share their time, talent, and treasure with the parish. Time and talent includes any volunteering parishioners do either directly for the parish or in parish-related activities. The treasure of the parish refers to the amount of money contributed to the parish as well as its current buildings and properties.

CARA is the Center for Applied Research in the Apostate of Georgetown University, Washington DC


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