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January 26, 1999


In a letter dated January 8, 1999, sent to Rev. Msgr. John Bartos, Regional Vicar for Bucks County, Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, accepted the Cluster Pastoral Plan for Cluster 31, and commended the pastors and all who served on the Cluster Pastoral Planning Committee.

The four parishes of Cluster 31 are:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Feasterville
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Southampton
St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland
St. John Bosco Parish, Hatboro

Cluster 31's plan centers on these objectives:

1) Develop and provide adult religious education. This will be accomplished by establishing the necessary resources to run a cluster-wide Adult Religious Education program.

2) Expand programs to nourish faith life of youth and young adults. This will be accomplished by identifying the needs of youth and young adults through a cluster-wide symposium, and by establishing and/or expanding current youth ministry programs.

3) Strengthen and support the Spiritual Life of Catholic families. This will be accomplished by instituting workshops available to everyone in the cluster, and providing education about counseling resources available through the Archdiocese.

4) Collaborate on evangelization programs. This will be accomplished by training evangelization program leaders and facilitating the establishment of parish evangelization teams.


Editor's Note: Media inquiries should be directed to Rev. Msgr. John Bartos, at 215-957-1525.

Cathy Rossi

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