Department of Pastoral Planning

Welcoming → Belonging → Ownership

Our Mission

To develop an Ecclesial Integration within the Diocesan offices, schools, and parishes; assisting leaders with comprehensive pastoral planning.

Our Vision

To make disciples by providing the pastors, leaders and parish community with the training, resources, and support they need to foster a culture of Welcoming, Belonging, and Ownership to carry out the mission of the Church.

Our Services

Pastoral Councils

The parish pastoral council is the ministry chosen by the church to provide consultation and assistance to the Pastor. The Ministry of Pastoral Council is to assist the pastor or the appointed leadership, in discerning the will of God for the parish at this time through the wisdom of the graced community.

Pastoral Planning

Our approach is to pray and discern together about the actions of the Body of Christ in a particular time and place by providing models, methodologies, and actions in order that the Diocesan offices, schools, and parishes organize themselves to carry out their mission.

Episcopal Visitation

A key moment in the spiritual renewal and evangelization of the Parish.

Statistical Ministry

The Statistical Ministry is responsible for the Diocesan Statistics Program. This consists of gathering statistical information annually from the parishes, schools, and church institutions to prepare several reports for the Diocese, the Official Catholic Directory, and the Vatican.

The Department of Pastoral Planning

Provides models, methodologies, and resources so that schools, parishes, and diocesan offices can foster a culture of Welcoming, Belonging, and Ownership to carry out the mission of the Church to “ go out and make disciples…” (Mt 28:19)

Pastoral Planning