Parish and School Planning
Topeka Region


May 30, 2014

Lesle Knop 





The Reid Group consultants:

John Reid

Karen Castellon


Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

12615 Parallel Parkway

Kansas City, Kansas 66109


Core Team Update #20


Dear Core Team Members:


Reminder:  Cluster Responses from Topeka East and West are due June 8.  


For the Topeka City Cluster:  the Regional Planning Commission, School core teams and pastors in the Cluster will meet June 10 at St. Matthew's to discuss the realities of parishes and schools in Topeka.  The Regional Planning Commission will then prepare the Preliminary Recommendations for Topeka City and request a response in August.  


For your information . . .

Here are some reminders for the Core teams:  

  1. Cluster core teams in Topeka East and West are convening conversations between late May and the beginning of June to formulate their Cluster Response.  Cluster Responses, due June 8, should be sent to Lesle Knop.  
  2. The Topeka City Cluster will hold their conversations between mid-June and early August. 
  3. Information generated at the Catholic School Summit has been posted on the archdiocesan web site ( under the heading Proclaim Cafe.
  4. 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.   
  5. Prayers for the Easter season 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.