Pastoral planning is a process of discerning how God may be calling our Church to fulfill the mission of Christ more effectively.
How does this work?
In Lent 2020 all parishes of the Diocese of Jefferson City will engage in a collaborative approach to pastoral planning. Small groups at each parish will meet to pray and discuss together.
A booklet guides the group through 4 sessions, focusing on key areas. At each session the group will fill out a discernment page for the parish office.
Once these pages are collected, the parish pastoral council will review them and help develop a pastoral vision/plan for the parish. All parish plans will be submitted to the diocese to help develop the diocesan plan by the end of 2020.
Where is the booklet?
Copies of the booklet can be downloaded and printed for free online at http://www.diojeffcity.org/better-together
Our Working Time Line
Lent 2020: Small-group discernment and reports.
May 2020: Parish Council synthesizes reports and begins to develop a specific pastoral plan.
Summer 2020: Parish pastoral plan is refined and finalized; current Faith, Family, and Futures campaign ends.
September 2020: Fr. Schrader leads a State of the Parish meeting to present the pastoral plan, give an update on buildings and maintenance issues, and present the financial report for the 2019-20 fiscal year and 2020-21 budget.
Advent 2020: Pastoral plan begins.