Based on ‘Rebuilt’ book on revitalizing Catholic parishes
By Ken Davis
Special to The Witness
GUTTENBERG — As a kickoff for its “rebuilt” (energize) initiative, St. Mary Parish hosted its first-ever ministry renewal event in order to energize, encourage and empower its lay ministers. A testimony of its success came from one of the parishioners who stated, “You could really feel the energy in the room,” which was reflected in the fact that over 90 percent of the 67 ministers that attended are continuing on with intentional discipleship faith-based small group meetings.