Families of Parishes must develop a pastoral plan for parish vitality, submitted at least annually, reviewed by the dean, to be approved by the archbishop in conformity with the parameters of the Pastoral Planning Pathway according to the published timeline.
Annually, each Family of Parishes will submit a report on their planning activity from the year prior and a plan for the coming year.
This plan is to articulate how the 6 principles are being realized and to measure conformity to the 31 planning parameters, all in the service of our Families of Parishes being vital faith communities. It is prepared by the Family Leadership Team, signed by the pastor, and co-signed by the leader(s) of the pastoral council(s). This report is reviewed by the dean and ultimately submitted to the archbishop.
Each year’s planning documents will include:
Leading up to July 1, 2023, there will be quarterly checkins along the way with the dean and other pastors in the deanery, focused on leadership for the Family of Parishes (staff teams and pastoral councils).