As Saint Elizabeth Parish enjoys its 17th year, the Pastoral Council has developed the new Pastoral Plan to guide our continued spiritual growth as individuals and as the Body of Christ in a highly complex and increasingly secular world. The Plan was conceived, prayed over and developed using the 2011 Pastoral Plan and the original Parish Mission Statement. These have been updated to reflect where we stand on our parish journey, with input from interviews and surveys conducted with many parishioners. The Plan is intended to sustain and enhance our many positive attributes and ministries in our service to God and others.

The new Pastoral Plan provides:


●    a new Vision Statement for Saint Elizabeth Parish

●    an updated Mission Statement

●    new Value Statements

●    six new Pastoral Goals for 2017-2020

 

The Pastoral Plan builds on our past accomplishments while strengthening our desire and commitment to become a more engaging Christ-centered parish for all whom we encounter. Stewardship and Discipleship remain foundational tenets of who we are and who we hope to be.

These six new Pastoral Goals reflect where our prayer, energies, financial and human resources are to focus, nurture and deepen our spiritual awareness. These Goals will evolve into more specific programs and initiatives based upon defined Objectives that will be articulated during the first half of 2017.

We hope that you are excited and enriched by this Pastoral Plan as we move forward as a faithful Stewardship parish. We pray that all our parishioners may hear Christ’s call to discipleship, leading us to a more faith-filled Catholic life. May God continue to direct us on our journey to eternal life with Him!

 

Father Thomas Mullin and the Pastoral Council