Local Pastoral Plan

Priority 2

Priority 2

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

Goal 1

Revitalize our religious education program for students in Grades 1-8 to increase participation by 100-150 children by June 30, 2019.

1.   (September 30, 2017) Evaluate the current collaborative-wide program:

  • Meet with coordinators and teachers.
  • Talk with religious education parents.
  • Examine the current textbooks.
  • Solicit feedback from Grade 5 and 8 students.

2.   (January 31, 2018) Follow-up with the evaluation:

  • Meet with the key people.
  • Analyze feedback.
  • Research alternative programs.
  • Determine recommendations.

3.    (May 31, 2018) Revise program as needed:

  • Purchase materials.
  • Communicate the program to parents and parishes.
  • Recruit and train teachers.

4.    (September 1, 2018) Implement program.

5.    (September 30, 2019) Evaluate the new program on an ongoing basis:

  • Ask for input from teachers/parents.
  • Continue cycle of revitalization.

6.    (September 1, 2017 to April 30, 2020) Put family faith formation into action:

  • Invite parents/children to participate in liturgy on a regular basis.
  • Encourage children to participate as servers and/or choir members.
  • Invite parents/children to social events in the parishes.
  • Encourage personal invitations.


Goal 2

Have 50-100 more people in grades 9 through adulthood participate regularly in offered programs by June 30, 2019.

1.    (September 30, 2017) Evaluate current adult faith formation programs:

  • Consolidate resources from the parishes.
  • Catalogue the resources.
  • Review history of course offerings.

2.    (December 31, 2017) Schedule programs from resources on hand:

  • Promote participation via bulletin, website, newspapers.
  • Develop feedback form.

3.    (January 31, 2018) Implement programs.

4.    (January 31, 2018) Reinstitute “Theology on Tap.”

5.    (Ongoing) Investigate additional programs.

6.    (September 30, 2017) Evaluate the current collaborative-wide Confirmation program:

  • Meet with coordinator and teachers.
  • Talk with Confirmation parents.
  • Examine the current textbooks.
  • Solicit feedback from Grade 10 students.

7.    (January 31, 2018) Follow-up with the evaluation:

  • Meet with the key people.
  • Analyze feedback.
  • Research alternative programs.
  • Determine recommendations.

8.    (May 31, 2018) Revise program as needed:

  • Purchase materials.
  • Communicate the program to parents and parishes.
  • Recruit and train teachers.

9.    (September 1, 2018) Implement Programs.

 

Catholics Come Home Catholic TV