An old paradigm for a new day: reinstituting the parish system

This article is part 1 of 2 in the series Parish Ministry.

In my ministry as a military chaplain, I find myself with a few hundred souls who are my parishioners whether they want to be or not. I minister to them all. With some, I celebrate the sacraments; with others, I listen to their struggles. To all, I share friendship, concern,…