Goals & objectives

 I.  TO STRENGTHEN, GROW & ENRICH THE WORSHIP LIFE OF OUR PARISH

For where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
— Matthew 18:20
  •  Increase our knowledge and appreciation of the Liturgy as an essential tool for evangelization.
  • Enhance formation opportunities for liturgical ministers.
  • Continue to develop a varied music ministry that reaches all generations.
  • Broaden our exposure to various forms of prayer and how they can enrich our spiritual lives.
  • Focus on cultivating a climate of hospitality on the Lord’s Day to permeate every facet of parish life.

II.  TO CREATE ENGAGING FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARISHIONERS OF ALL AGES

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, & I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: ‘They shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
— John 6:44-45
  • Strengthen and support all who teach the Catholic faith.
  • Conduct needs assessments for all ages within the parish.
  • Establish inter-generational faith sharing activities in our parish.
  • Expand Bible studies and faith sharing groups as aids to evangelization opportunities.
  • Offer spiritual renewal opportunities that deepen people's experience of God in their lives.
  • Promote participation in faith formation events from the diocese and neighboring parishes.


III. TO REACH OUT AS A MORE VISIBLE & WELCOMING PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY

Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.
— Matthew 5:16
  • Provide opportunities for parishioners to know one another more deeply.
  • Expand our parish family in all generations.
  • Host community-wide events while focusing on increased participation.
  • Attract a more diverse community and engage our interfaith brothers and sisters.
  • Provide opportunities to learn about other religions, to respect the diversity of faith traditions, and accurately represent our Catholic beliefs.



IV.  TO NURTURE A POSITIVE CULTURE OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ & rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master & teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.
— John 13: 13-15
  • Assess our current leadership structure and revise as necessary.
  • Conduct a gifts and talent inventory, matching skill sets to parish and ministry needs.
  • Recruit and nurture leaders for various parish ministries.
  • Promote vocations within our parish to the priesthood, religious life and lay ministry.
  • Convene regular leadership training and development sessions for council, commission, committee members, and staff which includes a component of evangelization.
  • Increase participation in programs and leadership training offered beyond the parish.
  • Investigate the feasibility of hiring a volunteer coordinator.



V.  TO SERVE CHRIST BY SERVING OTHERS & PROMOTING PEACE & JUSTICE

Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.
— Matthew 25:40
  • Reach out in service to those in our community who are facing hardships or moments of crisis.
  • Recruit parishioners for service opportunities that draw upon their interests, gifts, and talents.
  • Seek opportunities to educate ourselves about contemporary social issues (e.g. respect life, human trafficking, substance abuse, homelessness and hunger, mental health, etc.).
  • Increase participation in community service projects where our parish can be most effective.
  • Identify people and organizations within our parish to work for peace and justice.

VI.  TO ENSURE OUR FACILITIES SUPPORT OUR PARISH MISSION

Everyone who listens to these words of mine & acts on them will be like a wise person who built their house on rock.
— Matthew 7:24
  • Evaluate our current space utilization in light of our parish mission & the needs of our parishioners.
  • Create a long range facility master plan.
  • Assess the short term space needs of the high school youth ministry and implement a plan to meet them.
  • Update or renovate current parish facilities as appropriate (e.g. food pantry, intermediate gathering space, etc.).
  • Explore the feasibility of building a new Parish Life Center.
  • Assess the potential of conducting a Capital Campaign (e.g. financial, legal, planning, design, architectural, etc.).

VII.  TO STRENGTHEN & SUPPORT YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS ON THEIR FAITH JOURNEYS

Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith & purity.
— 1 Timothy 4:12
  • Empower young people to be active in their faith at school through parish partnerships. (e.g. peer ministry)
  • Continue offering service opportunities as a means of evangelization .
  • Develop a meaningful transition experience from youth to young adult ministry.
  • Foster opportunities for our young adults to continue growing in faith together.
  • Establish a mentoring program to supplement traditional youth ministry opportunities.

VIII.  TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF OUR HUMAN & FINANCIAL RESOURCES

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
— 1 Peter 4:10
  • Renew & communicate our commitment to being a stewardship parish.
  • Provide formation opportunities for parishioners on the spirituality of stewardship.
  • Deepen the experience of stewardship as a way of life.
  • Support the growth of parish staff & volunteers through professional development & training opportunities.
  • Enhance accountability & transparency with parish finances.
  • Continue implementing the Master's Mission (parish tithing fund); report on its recipients & the funding distributed.