Pastoral Planning
Topeka Region
March 7, 2014

Director of Communication & Planning

The Reid Group consultants:

John Reid

Karen Castellon

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

12615 Parallel Parkway

Kansas City, Kansas 66109


Core Team Update #10


Dear Core Team Members:


Many thanks to all of you who attended last night's Cluster training at St. Matthew.  We appreciate the high level of engagement in the Proclaim It! planning process. 

For your information . . .

Here are some reminders from the training session:

  1. You can find a directory of "who signed up for what" at last night's meeting on the archdiocesan web site: Please check this directory and if some of your contact information is missing or incorrect, send it to   
  2. Those small groups that were formed last night are encouraged to meet at least twice in March and early April to complete a draft evaluation of one of the five criterion areas.      
  3. Meetings of the full Cluster need to be scheduled to begin in early April to review the sub-group evaluations, to complete the full Cluster Evaluation, and to work toward the Cluster Suggestion and rationale.     
  4. A draft of the Cluster Evaluation and Cluster Suggestion are due to John and Karen by April 26 (as noted on the revised timeline we distributed last night). 
  5. The final Cluster Evaluation, Cluster Suggestion and Data Verification Form are due to Rose Hammes by May 2.
  6. Parish facilitators are ready to serve you as you move through the Cluster phase of the process.  Just contact either John or Karen to make arrangements.  Remember, there is no cost to you for this service.
  7. Prayers for the Lenten and Easter seasons will be posted in English and Spanish on the archdiocesan web site ( on Monday. 
Thank you again for all your good work. Please do not hesitate to call on one of your Reid Group team members if you have questions.