Those interested in reading more about parish renewal and pastoral development may be interested in the following resources. All are readily available for sale online and in Veritas bookstores.
Donal Harrington. The Welcoming Parish, Columba Press, Dublin, 2005.
Donal Harrington, Parish Renewal: Volume 1, Reflecting on the Experience. Columba Press, Dublin, 1997.
Jane Ferguson, Handbook for Parish Pastoral Councils, Columba Press, 2005.
Martin Kennedy. Ministry Now: New Approaches for a Changing Church, Veritas, Dublin, 2006.
Enda Lyons. Partnership in Parish: A Vision for Parish Life, Mission and Ministry.Revised edition. Columba Press, Dublin, 1993.
Loughlan Sofield. Collaboration: Using Our Gifts in Ministry. Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, 2000
www.emergingmodels.org is a U.S. website focusing on research into models of pastoral leadership in parishes in the United States today.