SOWER

PARISH PASTORAL PLANNING

"That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.  Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.  Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.  Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

Mt. 13, 1- 9

SERVICE

Engage members in social action and service ministries

Objective #1: Consolidate parish committees (St Bridget and St Bart)

Tactic #1: Identify all parish sponsored committees/groups/clubs,  review each group's purpose statement, identify groups for consolidation, and facilitate consolidation

Objective #2: Mobilize members to take on service commitment

Tactic #1: Promote new membership to parish sponsored groups through website and bulletin announcements and a parish ministry fair/ministry celebration

Tactic #2: Develop communication tools to promote parish social action and service programs/events

OPENESS

Strengthen our position as a welcoming community

Objective #1: Focus on pre and post Mass activities

Tactic #1: Promote "gathering"/social time following Mass

Tactic #2: Investigate use of kiosk for registration, FAQs, donations

Tactic #3: Expand role of "welcoming committee/greeters " to include before and after Mass

Objective #2: Become more inclusive of members from other cultures

Tactic #1: Invite members from various cultures to serve as greeters

WORSHIP

Enhance the liturgical and worship experience

Objective #1: Create a family worship experience

Tactic #1: Identify feasts/festivals from other cultures for inclusion during Mass (e.g. songs, prayers, readings, dress)

Objective #2: Create thematic calendar for all parish programming

EDUCATION

Develop a robust and inclusive education program for all members

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RESOURCES

Steward our resources to improve parish operational and financial performance

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