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Fr. Ronald Lewinski

Fr. Ron Lewinski is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Mundelein, IL. He also serves as an Archdiocesan Dean and President of Frassati Catholic Academy, the first Archdiocesan Catholic Middle School. He completed his theological studies at the Mundelein Seminary and the Faculté Catholique in Lyon, France and holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. Fr. Lewinski has served as the Director of Chicago’s Office for Divine Worship and has taught Liturgy and Sacraments at the Mundelein Seminary, Loyola University, and the Chicago Diaconate formation program. Fr. Lewinski has also served on ad hoc committees for the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship and on the advisory board of Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy.

He is a frequent speaker on liturgy and pastoral life across North America, Australia, Germany, South Africa and SE Asia. He is best known for his work with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. He is the author of Welcoming the New Catholic, A Guide for Sponsors, and Making Parish Policy. He is respected as someone who in his writing, teaching and pastoring has been able to effectively bring together liturgy and catechesis, theology and pastoral life.

 
(podcast) Parish Transformation
(Tertium Quid Newsletter – Vol. 1, Issue 8 – December 20, 2010)
We are living in a time when many of our pastors are discouraged and feeling overwhelmed. Pews are emptying and the economic difficulties facing our country are translating into reduced offertory and increasing financial stress at the parish level. Quite often, pastors are not sure where to begin in addressing these difficulties. To assist in this process, the Archdiocese of Chicago is undertaking an Archdiocesan-wide parish transformation initiative. As a part of this effort, Fr. Ron Lewinski has been engaged in the creation of a pastoral visioning tool. This tool is being designed to assist pastors in creating and revising their parish-specific mission and vision statements …