Today’s parish is entering a time of both challenge and opportunity. Churchgoers and priests are growing older and fewer, and the Church itself has lost much of its credibility. It needs a new vision, one which will imbue the parish with a revitalized energy and hope, with thoughts of thriving, not surviving. This revised edition sets out the priorities for the parish as the Church enters a new phase, particularly highlighting the role of the family. This book is for anyone who has an interest in the future of the Church. It will be of particular importance to those involved in parish ministry and parish pastoral councils, offering a fundamental resource for their formation and organization in a new context.