Real Presence, Real Future Results

The Diocese of Columbus, with the guidance of Bishop Earl K. Fernandes, has released the final results of the Real Presence, Real Future initiative.

Real Presence, Real Future is a two-year diocesan-wide consultative process that invited participation from clergy, lay ecclesial ministers, parish volunteers, and all the faithful. By listening to the needs of our diocese and hearing ideas, concerns and desires, this process was designed to determine the best path forward to increase the presence of the Church throughout the Diocese of Columbus.

While there is no change to our parish structure at St. Brigid of Kildare, if you would like to view the final results for the rest of our diocese and learn more, please see:

  • Real Presence, Real Future website for all final results
  • St. Gabriel Radio – Bishop Earl K. Fernandes will be on St. Gabriel Radio live Thursday (May 25) morning at 10 a.m. to talk about the results. 
  • Real Presence, Real Future videos – Bishop Earl K. Fernandes and Fr. William Hahn offer context into the RPRF results, pastoral assignments, and how to support pastors

His Excellency, Bishop Earl K. Fernandes, would like to thank everyone who has devoted their time to this initiative. Please pray for those for whom these changes will bring change to their spiritual lives.