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Rich Curran

Founder and Executive Director

Parish Success Group

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Rich Curran


Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Diocese of Green Bay


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The Compass - Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay

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Rich Curran, founder of Parish Success Group, to address Convocation of Catholic Leaders
APPLETON -Parishes striving to become active, welcoming communities need to set goals, understand the church's mission and have a spiritually energized staff, according to Rich Curran, founder ... Read More


There's a better way to begin revitalizing your parish | The Compass

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Rich Curran, founder of Parish Success Group, to address Convocation of Catholic Leaders
Rich Curran, founder of Parish Success Group, to address Convocation of Catholic Leaders APPLETON -Parishes striving to become active, welcoming communities need to set goals, understand the church's mission and have a spiritually energized staff, according to Rich Curran, founder of Parish Success Group, a Catholic nonprofit organization that trains parish staff in leadership and management skills. However, getting there can be a challenge. Rich Curran, founder of Parish Success Group, will help lead a workshop on parish revitalization during the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, a national gathering taking place July 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. (Sam Lucero | The Compass) Most U.S. parishes follow a similar path when setting goals, said Curran. "It's a basic template. You have a town hall meeting and you invite parishioners to come," he said. "I can tell you what's on the first list without ever being in the room," said Curran. "We are very generous, very welcoming, we have a great pastor, he gives great homilies (especially if the pastor is sitting in the room), we have outstanding music and, if we have a Catholic school, we love our Catholic school." The second list usually includes: "We need more kids. We need their parents. We need more volunteers and we need more money," said Curran. By the end of the meeting, parishes decide their top priorities for the next five years will be outreach to youth and parents, finding volunteers and raising money, said Curran. "For fun, I usually will ask the staff, 'Can I see the goals from five years ago?'" Curran said. Curran, who served as a consultant and then director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Green Bay from 2004 to 2009, has also been a keynote speaker at national church conferences for nearly 10 years. It was during the National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry, held last December in San Jose, Calif., that Curran was asked to serve as a presenter at the July 1-4 convocation. "Specifically, I have been asked to be a part of the workshop on 'Evangelii Gaudium at the Parish: Revitalizing the Local Community through Prayer and Evangelization,'" said Curran. The workshop title reflects the name of Pope Francis' 2013 document, known in English as "The Joy of the Gospel." "This workshop, and all workshops, are led by two bishops, and I will join them on this topic" of parish revitalization, added Curran. It's a topic on which Curran, a member of St. Mary Parish in Appleton, could write a book. He recalled a conversation several years ago with diocesan leaders during a national conference. "(They) were lamenting that so many ministers have been trained in theology, but we never trained them in leadership and management," he said. "This is an issue because many ministers know what the church asks them to do, but they have never been trained or shown how to actually oversee and manage a large operation, especially with volunteers." Parish Success Group Curran said those leaders asked him "to pray about developing a solution" and Parish Success Group was the answer to that prayer. "Our mission is to help parishes and schools grow," said Curran. "We do that by offering on-site coaching and training of the staff and lay leadership at parishes, schools and diocese throughout the United States." During an interview at his home office in Appleton, Curran described his work with parishes around the country and the impact the national convocation can have on the U.S. church. When discussing goal setting with parish leaders, Curran reminds them that the traditional template is the wrong approach. "What we try to help parishes understand is: We don't have any problem with you asking parishioners (for input). The problem is, you started with what the parishioners want, which gave them permission to make the church, unintentionally, into their image and likeness," he explained. "We never ask the question: What does the church want us to do?" Church has a roadmap According to Curran, the church has a "roadmap of areas" that parish leaders can use to develop in parish life. The roadmap includes a document, "Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry," issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1995, as well as other church catechetical documents. A better way to begin those parish goal-setting gatherings, said Curran, is to start with what the church wants and then ask parishioners: "How are we matching up against that?" "Let's set our goals according to those gaps that we have and not according to more stuff that we think we want," he said. "Unintentionally, the human nature is to keep doing more stuff we like and invite everyone to come and do what we like." In his consultation with parishes, Curran said he has found that almost every parish has the ingredients it needs to succeed. "They have parishioners who have professional skill sets and experience and background who would love to help, but they are not asked," he said. "For me, the greatest thing is when (parish staffs) report a better working culture and environment," said Curran. "We insist as much as we can that they learn to become spiritual beings together and so we do a lot of formation for the staff on how to pull for each other." He said when parish staff members pull for each other and move in the same direction, "it unleashes creativity. When you go to work knowing your whole team is pushing for you and, likewise, you're pushing for them to win, it makes it very easy to go to work." Curran said he's worked with parishes where this supportive culture does not exist. "Nobody will talk to each other and, in some cases, very unCatholic behavior is occurring on their staffs. If you don't fix that first, the rest doesn't matter - if staffs aren't absolutely spiritually alive first, any coaching that we'll do is kind of immaterial." Ministries interconnected Success comes when parishes learn that all of their ministries are interconnected, said Curran. "The bereavement ministry is integral to the whole. The Knights of Columbus are integral, they are not independent," he said. "All of those ministries are responsible for the formation of young people and that's not the practice of most parishes." Church documents state that youth "are to be apprenticed into the faith," said Curran. "They are not to be - and I'm quoting church document - depositories of facts." Guiding parishes in this direction is Curran's task with Parish Success Group. Curran said he is excited to participate in the convocation because its focus is on implementing Pope Francis' document, "The Joy of the Gospel," into parish life. "Pope Francis' writings are all about being out in the streets and meeting people, but he talks extensively about what is necessary for the one who is trying to disciple. That it's a spiritual process," Curran said. "He talks about making sure that what we share with others is authentic," which, if not properly presented, can be a spiritual problem. "When they come to our communities, our parishes, (parish staff) should know that they are introducing individuals to the Lord, not to the way we've always done things," said Curran.


Ministry Training | Youth Ministry Training | Parish Success Group

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Parish Success Group founder Rich Curran has walked in those shoes, building successful ministries for more than 20 years before founding Parish Success Group.
He's had to learn the lessons of budgeting, fundraising, recruitment and marketing, often learning by trial and error what works best. Training from Parish Success Group distills those real world lessons into practical skills and solutions delivered in hands-on training sessions your parish ministers can immediately use to build great teams and great ministries. Rich Curran, Parish Success Group Founder Rich Curran, Parish Success Group Founder Speaking Parish Success Group founder Rich Curran is an experienced keynote speaker who can inspire your group to strive for even greater results. Read More


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Rich Curran
Rich Curran is the founder and Executive Director of Parish Success Group, a Catholic ministry training and coaching organization. Rich is a national speaker who addresses thousands of teenagers and adults each year at national, regional and diocesan conferences and parish missions.


St. Mary of Vernon - Indian Creek, IL

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Our presenter will be Mr. Rich Curran, Executive Director of Parish Success Group.
Rich is an engaging speaker and will lead us in an exploration of what the Eucharist means to us as a Sacramental Church, as an individual disciple, and as a part of God's overall saving plan.


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