First Advisor

Heinlen, Sharon

Second Advisor

Pryor, Jeff


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

32 pages


This project identifies the benefits of integrating the Congregational Building Campaign with Catholic Social Teaching as a means of supporting the Catholic parish in responding to Second Vatican Council's call for social engagement on behalf of the parish. It includes a literature review of the necessity of lay leadership in the Catholic Church, the importance of understanding Catholic Social Teaching and parish social ministry, and the benefits of participation in community organizing. Data consists of a survey of parish participation in social ministry and case study summaries of participating churches in the Campaign. The author makes recommendations for a pilot program entitled "Just Community" aimed to increase participation of Catholic parishes in social ministry.

Date of Award

Spring 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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