Local Pastoral Plan

Priority 1

Priority 1

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

Goal 1

Establish a welcoming & evangelization team with representatives from each of the three parishes by June 30, 2017.

1.    (October 31, 2016) Communicate the need to establish a collaborative welcoming team via: 

  • Announcements at Mass
  • Weekly bulletins
  • Website, email
  • Communication in other pertinent languages
  • Local newspapers

2.    (November 30, 2016) Schedule one collaborative-wide meeting at St. Ann for interested parishioners.

  • Offer light refreshments
  • Explain the purpose and work of the welcoming team
  • Answer questions

3.    (January 31, 2017) Recruit 3-5 committee members from each parish representing our culturally diverse community:

  • Through the informational meeting
  • Through personal invitation
  • Through communication vehicles

4.    (January 31, 2017) Select a chairperson within the committee.

5.    (June 30, 2017) This new team develops goals and strategies for ongoing welcoming, hospitality and evangelization in light of our proclaimed values.

 

Goal 2

To have an increase of 50-100 active parishioners in each parish from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

1.    (September 30, 2017) Continue broad-based communication with all active, inactive and new parishioners:

  • Develop a collaborative-wide newsletter
  • Use electronic and print media more effectively

2.    (November 30, 2017) Register people already in pews:

  • Send letters to households with census information for updating.
  • Encourage parishioners to use in-pew registration cards if necessary.

3.    (November 30, 2017) Discover ways to find out who is moving into our parish boundaries:

  • Check local newspapers for home sales.
  • Check local city offices.
  • Encourage parishioners to be involved in locating new members to the community.

4.    (March 31, 2018) Educate Mass attendees during the Lenten Season to become evangelizers and to know what “evangelization” means via:

  • Printed materials.
  • Homilies.
  • Electronic communications.
  • Small group discussions.
  • Guest speakers.
 

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