Q&A

What is the governing theme of the Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ’s Light?

The governing theme of the Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ’s Light, is to more deeply incorporate baptized Catholics into the Catholic Church, as the Body of Christ, and do so over the entire course of their lives.

What is the overall goal of the Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ’s Light?

The overall goal of the Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ’s Light, is to improve the total Archdiocesan October count in each parish by 20% by 2016.

How does Parish Transformation fit in the Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ’s Light?

The Parish Transformation initiative is one of five focus areas of the Strategic Pastoral Plan.  The Parish Transformation initiative will be rolled out across the entire course of the Strategic Pastoral Plan.  All parishes will participate in the initiative, but at different times.

What is intended by the Parish Transformation initiative?

The Parish Transformation initiative in intended to renew the sense of mission at parishes and to ensure that parishes are financially stable.

What key components are included in the Parish Transformation initiative?

The key components included in the Parish Transformation initiative are: helping parishes to identify their particular mission; employing best practices to maximize the material support of the mission; and drawing from the stories of success of other, similar parishes. The program also focuses on increasing and renewing the involvement of lay leaders in the parish.

What is being done to initiate Parish Transformation?

Over 75 parishes across all six Vicariates have participated in Parish Transformation since Fall 2011, with an additional 20-30 parishes joining each wave.

How do I know when my parish is scheduled to participate in the Parish Transformation initiative?

The Episcopal Vicar of your Vicariate will contact your pastor to schedule the time when your parish will participate.