Real Presence, Real Future is a two-year, diocesan-wide consultative process that invites participation from clergy, lay ecclesial ministers, parish volunteers, and all the faithful.

By listening to the needs of our people and hearing your ideas, concerns and desires, this process will help determine the best path forward to increase the presence of the Church throughout the Diocese of Columbus.

The purpose is to:

  • Reimagine how the Church serves her people throughout the diocese.
  • Foster viable, sustainable, and vibrant parishes and schools that support the evangelizing mission of Jesus Christ and His Church.
  • Ensure we are serving effectively and preserve the faith for future generations.

This exciting initiative looks to the future of our diocese in light of the unique needs of people today, the needs of the culture around us, and the desire to form and equip Catholics to fulfill their baptismal call to become missionary disciples of our Lord and His Church to those in their everyday lives.