Historical Recap – Part 7

The Steubenville Task Force’s research was not all numbers. Much of the research came from interviews. At one point, each pastor was interviewed and asked very specific questions about his parish’s baptismal preparation program, parish school or religion (CCD), adult education, etc. What we found was that individual parishes were able to do some of these programs better than others.

The Task Force’s conclusion was that if the parishes in the City of Steubenville were to combine their resources we could do all of these programs better. Our decision was that all sacramental, RCIA, social outreach, family and catechetical programs would be done in common across the city. That very thing is beginning to happen today with such things as Samaritan House, RCIA and parish school of religion. They will all be in common a year from now.

Fr. McGuire

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