Pastoral Planning is a process that engages members of the faith community, invites them to take and express their baptismal responsibility to build up the Church through prayer, discernment, and actions that address the needs of the faith community and those served by it.
So what does the Pastoral Planning Office do? Well, the Pastoral Planning Office currently has three main focuses. They are:
- The completion of the parish mergers begun as a result of the Gathering God’s Gifts planning process;
- Assisting all of our parishes in forming competent Parish Pastoral Councils according to guidelines approved by Bishop Galante, and:
- The implementation of Pastoral Priorities that were identified as a result of Bishop Galante’s Speak Up sessions in 2005-2006.