Chicago, Ill., Apr 26, 2018 / 23:39 pm
Originally created as an organization to form disciples in the Chicago area, L'Alto Catholic Institute is now expanding to three new cities, with local teams working to instill a culture of discipleship at a local level.
"The mission of Jesus Christ to form disciples is given to the Church and then that mission is carried out in local dioceses and local parishes," L'Alto President Tim Glemkowski told CNA.
"The point was never me flying around the country consulting with different parishes. What we are trying to do is multiply leaders to give them the vision and the tools, and some of our process and structures, but empower them to do that work."
Established last year, L'Alto was founded to invigorate Catholic leaders to evangelize in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The organization stresses the importance of recognizing each parish's unique situation and goals, rather than using a generic one-size-fits-all formula.