Parish and School Planning
Topeka Region

March 21, 2014

Rose Hammes,

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 #12


Dear Core Team Members:


Many thanks to all of you for the high level of engagement in the Proclaim It! planning process.  


Reminder:  the School Summit has been re-scheduled for March 30.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Hayden Catholic High School

401 SW Gage Boulevard

Topeka, KS 66606

At this regional Catholic school meeting, we will gather as a community (pastors, principals, parents, teachers, administrators, parishioners) to discuss key issues facing Catholic schools in Topeka. If you have any questions, please contact the principal at one of the local Catholic schools.


Register for the Summit by March 26 at:

For your information . . .

Here are some other reminders for the Parish Core teams:


  1. 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.   
  2. The small groups that were formed at the Cluster training are encouraged to meet at least twice in March and early April to complete a draft evaluation of one of the five criterion areas.   (You can find a directory of "who signed up for what" at the Cluster training on the archdiocesan web site:  Please check this directory and if some of your contact information is missing or incorrect, send it to     
  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. Prayers for the Lenten and Easter seasons have been 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.