Parish and School Planning
Topeka Region

April 8, 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 #14


Dear Core Team Members:


The Catholic School Summit held at Hayden HS on March 30 was a resounding success!

More than 250 people attended, participating in a series of conversations on the following:

  • what they are proud of about their school
  • issues of Catholic identity, tuition & stewardship, and enrollment
  • suggestions to strengthen Catholic schools in the future

For your information . . .

Here are some  reminders for the Core teams:  

  1. Information generated at the Catholic School Summit will be posted on the archdiocesan web site ( the week of April 7.
  2. School core team evaluations are due to Rose Hammes  by April 11.
  3. Drafts of parish cluster evaluations and suggestions are due to  John Reid and Karen Castellon by April 25.   
  4. The final evaluations and suggestions, along with data verification forms are due to Rose Hammes by May 2
  5. 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.   
  6. Prayers for the Lenten and Easter seasons have been posted in English and Spanish on the archdiocesan web site (  



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.