This week Tuesday, all the members of all staffs of our cluster parishes (St. Alphonsus, St. Martin of Tours, St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary) will be meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is the first time all will gather. I trust it will be a productive time.
Depends on your standard for productive. Cooperation among cluster parishes was a topic of discussion when I was on the St. Al's parish council in the late 1990s. It seemed then to have already been a topic of longstanding. You might recall that the September 18, 2005 St. Al's bulletin proudly announced that the cluster had advanced to having its very own logo, see Cluster Is Not Just Chocolate With Nougat And Nuts. Now, a little more than three years after introduction of a cluster logo, the staffs of the cluster parishes have advanced to the point of an actual meeting.