We often talk about evangelisation, but the reality is most parishes have experienced a decline in Mass numbers over the last 20+ years. What are the underlying reasons for the decline in numbers? What has this taught you about the spiritual life generally and of those who have left? How has, or how might, your community respond to these reasons?
In what way does your community acknowledge and respond to individuals who are drifting away or have walked away from the Catholic faith?
What has your parish and parish school learned from those who now go to Pentecostal churches?
How aware is your parish and parish school of Catholics becoming members of another religion? What is it about other religions that seem so attractive?
What processes reconciliation does your school/parish have for people, who have been hurt and left because of a community member? How often are these processes of reconciliation used?
How do you respond to those "who have found Jesus" in another Church?
Many people say "I went to a Catholic Church and no one spoke to me." How important is the 'welcome' in the life of your parish and how is this actively embraced?
In the past the Church has had rich contributions from the likes of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Women's League, Legion of Mary, etc. Today many of these organisations struggle to find members. What's changed? What sort of organisations do we need today?
How does your parish encourage people to move from a simple Sunday Mass attendance to a full and active life in the parish?
How can we respond to those who say, "You don't have to go to Mass to be a good person."?