Communities of Salt and Light Parish Resource Manual
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This United States Catholic Conference Resource for local parishes is designed to help pastors and parish leaders shape and strengthen their essential social ministry. It includes the following: 1. assessment tools, ideas for action, and resources for further reading and reflection on each element of the bishop's framework for parish social mission: worship, preaching, education, outreach, support for lay vocation, advocacy, building community, and reaching beyond parish boundaries; 2. reflections on parish social concerns committees; 3. camera-ready clip art, bulletin quotes and insert, and prayer reflections; 4. a wide-ranging list of written, audio-visual, and organizational resources for additional information, models, and further assistance; and 5. the complete text of the bishops' statement, along with discussion questions, in a convenient appendix.