Boonville parish takes stock, turns focus outward
Ss. Peter & Paul parish in Boonville is in the middle of a substantial reconstruction project.–Catholic Missourian
It has nothing to do with bricks and mortar, only the spiritual foundations.
“We’re looking at radically transforming the parish,” said Father William Peckman, pastor of the Boonville parish and of St. Joseph parish in Fayette. “We’re looking far into the future, starting with a fundamental shift in how we view ourselves and our mission.”
With help from people in the diocesan Chancery office, Ss. Peter & Paul parish is placing renewed emphasis on stewardship, spiritual apprenticeship, and the courage to try new things.
Ss. Peter & Paul is one of six parishes in the diocese that are taking part in the Catholic Coaching Cohort, with guidance from the diocesan Office of Youth Ministry and Religious Education, and the Wisconsin-based Parish Success Group.
Their five-year mission is to break away from a maintenance mindset and turn more fully toward discipleship and evangelization.