I'd like to thank the Parish Council members for their work over this last year. They have demonstrated a real commitment to the life of our parish. We've taken the "Listening Session Report" and the "Questionnaire Results," published back in January, and used them to good purpose. In the last six months we've met many times to produce a Pastoral Plan which will guide our efforts forward.
In order to promulgate the Plan, we will share brief reflections (3 minutes) at the weekend masses. Over several weeks, parishioners will in effect receive an orientation without us having to hold large meetings. Giving the Plan to everyone in bite-sized portions will also allow us to digest the plan more fully and fruitfully. It may also enhance our sense of expectancy and hope.
The text of the Plan will be available for free on line after August 1st at the SMM Website as a ( pdf ) file. Printed copies of the Plan (in the form of a Binder) will be available at the Office upon request.
It is my earnest hope that the listening and reporting we've done might truly bear fruit in a renewal of spirit. God is good and He will help us fulfill our Mission. By the way, our newly discerned Mission Statement follows below.
In the Love of Christ,
Fr. Stephen Kaminski