Parish Grouping Process

Seven Signs of Parish Vitality

The seven signs of parish vitality are ways that we can illustrate the mission imperatives within parishes. These signs give guidance as to where each parish can focus their attention within renewal. The signs are a way to visualize what makes our parishes vital, and what we will need in order to be life-giving places of worship to parishioners in this increasingly secular world.

These seven signs of parish vitality were developed by Cardinal Cupich and highlighted in his column: ‘Renew My Church’ Dreaming Big about the Archdiocese of Chicago, in which he outlined what he saw to be the priorities of his “dream parish.”