Being sent as pastor to a new parish can be one of the most challenging parts of ordained ministry. Whether it is your first pastorate or your third, the move can be stressful. And you-the new pastor-have perhaps the most influence in creating a smooth transition process. Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Priest's Guide gives you a proven, practical process for getting off to a great start. This guide helps you explore the psychological pressures and the moments of spiritual growth in the transition process. It also gives you invaluable suggestions for working with your predecessor and managing staff and parishioner expectations. Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Priest's Guide will help you make a successful transition into your new parish. This guide is designed to be used with Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leader's Guide and Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Staff Guide.
Graziano Marcheschi, MA DMin, speaks nationally on topics of liturgy and the arts, Scripture, and lay ecclesial ministry. He is the executive director for University Ministry at Saint Xavier University on Chicago's south side. Formerly, he served as director of Ministerial Resource Development for the Archdiocese of Chicago, where he also served for eighteen years as the archdiocesan director of Lay Ministry Formation. He has been adjunct faculty at a number of institutions, including the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago. He has authored books on Scripture and proclamation skills as well audio and video works and a collection of stories and poetry, Wheat & Weeds and the Wolf of Gubbio, and he contributed commentaries on the Pentateuch, Gospels and Acts for the Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition (Oxford University Press).