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Columbus Planning Group 2-North - Shared screen with speaker view
Paul Stokell
Knowing the makeup of these parishes, it appears to be fair. Will this have an impact about the future of placement/opening/closure of Catholic schools?
Robert Penhallurick
I am going to observe rather than participate as priests have already weighed in
Mike Natarian
St. Joan was created from disecting a group from St. Peters. How was the decision made that the 2 parishes should share priests?
Anna Wang
Powell is currently growing at a rate of 0.29% annually and its population has increased by 16.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,500 in 2010. Powell reached it's highest population of 13,453 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Powell has a population density of 2,386 people per square mile. St. Joan of Arc should remain as is.
Mike Natarian
What if we don't like option 1 or 2? Is there another option?
Anna Wang
Christ the King has an active Hispanic worship program. The parish website is bilingual.
Anna Wang
Jason Fox, seminarian, is currently participating in Christ the King Spanish immersion program.
Jesse Looser
Will this draft model be shared widely? I understand that the groupings could range in multiple ways/aspects but I believe when people see this, many will worry and think the worse. I would simply recommend that the options be clearly explained that the combinations could be based off of multiple formulas and not automatically mean you are losing your parish identity.
Michael Hartge
Anna Wang
When I was in the Archdiocese of Denver, due to priest shortage, the Archdiocese went through paradigms shift. One of the follow up survey of the parish staff documented that some pastors experience burnouts in pastoring multiple parishes because parishioners' expectations are different. "Trust" in the changing process was listed as the highest priority by most of the respondents. Change is inevitable!