Be a Part of Parish Transformation

We need your help in transforming Saint Andrew Church through Parish Transformation.

Here are three steps how:

  • Get familiar with the Parish Transformation Action Plan
  • Look around and think how your energy and time can fulfill an action item on the plan or a new action item built around one of the 3 Objectives or 4 Building Blocks of the plan
  • Make a proposal to the pastoral staff using this template. We’ll help you with the rest.

Parish Transformation is a process started by the Archdiocese of Chicago to help parishes make a strategic plan which imagines, organptransformation1izes, and implements strategic growth for a parish community. The Saint Andrew Community began the planning process for this in 2015.

The process resulted in our current action plan which you can download and read. The plan centers around 3 major objectives:

  • Establish a formal lay leadership structure to create, oversee, and sustain key components of parish life & ministries.
  • Create points of communication through which our community becomes more informed and connected.
  • Empower and prepare parishioners to engage more fully, individually, and in community on their journey of discipleship.

These three goals are realized through four focus areas or “building blocks” including Prayer and Worship, Communio, Missionary Spirit, and Catechesis.

Already Parish Transformation has resulted in several developments in the life of the Saint Andrew Community including Saint AndrewPalooza, the Parish Mission, weekly Flocknote E-Bulletins, One Book One Parish, and more.

You are part of the next step. Using your insight, energy, and the action plan, we need you to make and support proposals that will help us complete the goals of the Parish Transformation action plan.

Please download the proposal template, discuss your ideas with a group of parishioners who you know or meet, and submit the completed proposal to He will share with the pastor and respond to your proposal with recommendations to see your idea come to life and transform the community.


DownloaDSC_5723d the relevant documents to Parish Transformation:

Saint Andrew Parish Transformation Action Plan

Saint Andrew Parish Initiative Proposal Template


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