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Clergy Services - $8,364,000
The role of this ofﬁce is to assist the archbishop with support and formation for priests and deacons in all aspects of ministry and pastoral care.
There are currently 65 men in formation for the priesthood in service of our archdiocese. While this number changes throughout the discernment process, our archdiocese has one of the largest enrollments of seminarians of any diocese in the country. Expenses include a portion of the cost of tuition, room and board for men at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and St. John Vianney College Seminary.
Center of Clergy Formation
: Institute of Ongoing Formation for Clergy and the Institute of Diaconate Formation comprise the Center of Clergy Formation. Each entity of the center provides an integrated approach to priestly and diaconate formation, including gatherings and support for newly ordained priests, programs to assist new pastors in their role, and ongoing formation opportunities for priests and deacons throughout the archdiocese.
: This includes continuing education opportunities; a sabbatical program; international enculturation; and a biennial presbyteral assembly.
: There are 10 priests and one deacon in full- or part-time ministry at hospitals and correctional facilities throughout the archdiocese. Numerous other priests and deacons volunteer their time in this ministry. They offer the sacraments and spiritual support during some of the most difﬁcult times in peoples’ lives. Last year, thousands of people throughout our community were served by archdiocesan chaplains.
: This includes the Ofﬁce of Vocations, support for international clergy, and retired clergy. Accounts to support priests credibly accused of sexual abuse and other misconduct, as well as those struggling with addiction and other behavioral issues, and provide services to victims of clergy misconduct are included in Clergy Services. (See Statement from the Archdiocese regarding accounts 1-515 and 1-516 on page 19 for more information.)
Community Services - $2,438,000
The archdiocese helps men, women and children most in need within our local community, including the poor, hungry, homeless, and those with special needs. The archdiocese does this through cash and non-cash support to Catholic Charities and CommonBond Communities (a housing agency for low- and moderate-income families, the elderly, and the disabled). In addition, emergency support is provided to parishes stressed by debt or operational issues.
Catholic Education - $6,547,000
The Ofﬁce of Catholic Schools supports the education and formation of children at Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. This support includes: Catholic identity review and support, leadership development and assistance in implementing academic programs. The Ofﬁce of Catholic Schools also provides programmatic oversight to promote innovation and excellence in local urban Catholic schools.
Parish Services - $2,238,000
The Ofﬁce of Parish Services provides consultation, planning and leadership development opportunities to parishes throughout the archdiocese. One example of this is the GROW initiative, which encourages parishes to develop and implement robust pastoral and strategic plans. The archdiocese supports outreach ministry to various groups and members of the archdiocesan community, including Latino ministry, Indian ministry, the Commission on Black Catholics, the Venezuelan mission, and Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, deaf ministry, and other groups and coalitions. As one example: the Latino Ministry Advisory Council, led by the Vicar for Latino Ministry, oversees support and programming at 23 Latino Ministry parishes throughout the archdiocese. These 23 parishes offer the sacraments, catechesis and spiritual support to tens of thousands of Spanish speaking people throughout the local Church. Latino Ministry also oversees special days of celebration of the faith and family throughout the year. In addition, Latino Ministry runs biblical, catechetical and pastoral leadership development institutes for members of the Latino community to grow in the faith and engagement in the Church.
Central Services - $6,352,000
The Department of Central Services provides support and services to the Chancery Corporation staff and the parishes. The department includes the ofﬁces of: the Chancellor (the civil and canonical counsel for the archdiocese); computer services; metropolitan tribunal who work with those seeking annulments; human resources and beneﬁts; the Parish Accounting Service Center (which provides contract accounting services to parishes and schools); and maintenance. Also covered in this category are administrative services to the General Insurance Program Trust, the lay and priest pension plans, and the Archdiocese Medical Beneﬁt Plan Trust, as well as dues to the Minnesota Catholic Conference and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Marriage, Family and Life - $1,250,000
This department assists the laity and parishes through programs supporting: marriage preparation, family, youth and young adults, respect life, pro-life groups, biomedical ethics and outreach for disabilities. The Ofﬁce of Marriage, Family and Life also sponsors the annual Archdiocesan Youth Day that brings together hundreds of local high school-aged teens to praise God, grow in the faith and ﬁnd fellowship. In addition, this ofﬁce helps coordinate local representatives attending World Youth Day, the National Catholic Youth Conference and other youth events.In 2013, the archdiocese provided $200,000 in ﬁnancial assistance to a broad coalition to support marriage in the state of Minnesota. The sources of these funds did not come from parish assessments, the Catholic Services Appeal, or restricted donations to the archdiocese.
Communications and Community Relations - $3,608,000
The Ofﬁce of Communications fulﬁlls the role of Community Relations by helping convey the teachings of the Church and fostering two-way communication between the archdiocesan Chancery Corporation and the faithful, parish and school leaders and staff, and others in our community. It does this through The Catholic Spirit (the ofﬁcial archdiocesan bi-weekly newspaper) multiple websites, social media, video, radio, e-newsletters and other communications vehicles. On July 1, 2012, The Catholic Spirit newspaper became part of the Ofﬁce of Communications. The move increases efﬁciency and will reduce expenses over time. Rediscover: is an ongoing pre-evangelization, evangelization, and catechesis initiative that supports outreach to all Catholics and provides formation opportunities to deepen their faith by complementing the good outreach and formation work already being done by parishes, Catholic schools and ministry organizations throughout the archdiocese. Attendance topped 15,000 for the 2013 Rediscover: faith Speakers
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Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Report • 2012 – 2013
February 13, 2014 • The Catholic Spirit
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Operating Revenue FY 2013 (in Millions) $35.5 Millio
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Operating Expense FY 2013 (in Millions) Program and Support Services $39.4 Million