The Church will be transformed when parishes are.
Parishes are transformed when people are.
L'Alto Catholic Institute exists to help parishes meet the challenges and opportunities of this New Evangelization head on by helping them Win, Build, and Send missionary disciples. Verso l'alto, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati's famous battle cry, means "to the heights" and we want to inspire Catholics to seek after the heights of the twin universal calls of the Second Vatican Council: that of holiness and mission.
We put our years of ministry experience and theological training to work for you as a kind of evangelization department agency.
If you want discipleship to be the norm at your parish, you have come to the right place. Parish Partnerships can help you change the culture of your parish...forever.
Parish Partnerships are at the core of what we do as an apostolate. It represents a substantial commitment by L'Alto to roll up our sleeves and work intensively, side-by-side, with your parish community to implement a strategic process for forming missionary disciples. When you discern that you want to team up with us to make your parish's ministry more fruitful, we become a de facto department of evangelization for you until you are well on your way to becoming a hub of missionary discipleship.
WHAT TO EXPECT
In a Parish Partnership, you will receive hands-on support in reaching your renewal goals. Together, we will assess the specific strengths and opportunities of your parish, and craft a vision for discipleship that reaches your community. We will work with you to raise up and form leaders that are dedicated the mission of the Church, and will plan strategically for the future of your parish to ensure a lasting impact.
This isn't about putting you through a program. You get us.
IF YOU WANT YOUR PARISH TO HAVE...
- A parish wide-vision for evangelization and discipleship
- A simple, clear, and well-communicated process for forming disciples in your parish
- Small discipleship groups
- An intercessory team specifically for evangelization efforts
- The normal "on-ramps" into parish life be more effective at evangelizing
- A real sense of community and hospitality that pervades the experience of a newcomer to your parish
- Moments of powerful encounters with the person of Jesus Christ
- A truly life-changing RCIA process
- RE/Sac Prep programs that engage the entire family and spark conversion
...THEN A PARISH PARTNERSHIP IS FOR YOU
WHY A PARISH PARTNERSHIP?
We know that parish renewal does not happen overnight and we also know that there is no one program that can make an entire parish community mission-oriented and focused on discipleship. We are not interested in simply handing you a manual on how to do evangelization and walking away. We will work with your parish's leadership to provide a lens and desire for evangelization and the skills to pull it off.
We are committed to working intensively with a select number of parishes to see the implementation of a strategic process for parish renewal through to the end. We are careful to only work with a limited number of parishes at a time, so that we can provide our full focus to each of our partner parishes. You will have our dedication and attention all the way through this partnership.
Often a process of renewal costs big in terms of time, energy, and money. Without having to break the bank, you can bring the passion and experience of our top quality, extremely experienced team for a fraction of the cost. Our Parish Partnership fee is heavily subsidized by our generous donors.
I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization.
Pope St. John Paul II
Bring L'Alto to your parish! We painstakingly craft events that are more than just "talks." Each of our offerings has a specific purpose and is aimed at discipleship formation in your parish.
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We are so grateful to the dozens of Catholics around the country who make this mission possible! We truly could not do it without them.
If you are passionate about seeing renewal in the Church, please consider donating! L'Alto is a 501c3 not-for-profit and all donations are fully tax deductible.