Local Pastoral Plan

Priority Summary

Priority Summary
 

1.    Welcoming & Evangelization.

Quincy has an increasing immigrant population within our parish boundaries. Secondly, we have a disproportionately low number of active parishioners, given our registered households.

  • Establish a welcoming team with representatives from each of the three parishes by June 30, 2017.
  • To have an increase of 50-100 more active parishioners in each parish from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018.
     

2.    Life-long faith formation.

We need not only to educate our children but also to offer a deeper, more mature formation in the faith for both young and older adults in order to enrich their spiritual growth and better prepare them for evangelization.

  • Children: Revitalize our religious education program for students in grades 1-5 to increase participation by 50-100 children by June 30, 2019.
  • Adults: Have 50-100 more people participate regularly in offered programs by June 30, 2019.
     

3.    Caring for our community.

We will extend outreach and support to those in need.

  • Develop a collaborative-wide Bereavement Ministry with 12-20 ministers by April 1, 2017.
  • Expand our current ministry to the homebound by adding 15-30 visitation schedules by June 30, 2017.
     

4.    Promoting a culture of vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

The future of the Church can be better assured with the promotion of vocations to adequately staff our existing parishes with priests.

  • Establish a vocations committee by January 1, 2017.
  • Have one St. Andrew-style dinner on the collaborative level with our priests in the rectory and establish one vocation crucifix program per parish by the December 31, 2016.
 

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