Background to the 2017-2021 Pastoral Plan

As Saint Elizabeth Parish enjoys its 19th year, the Pastoral Council has developed a new pastoral plan. It is designed to guide our spiritual growth as disciples and as the Body of Christ in a highly complex and increasingly secular world.

This plan was conceived, prayed over and developed with reference to the 2011-2015 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 a cross- section of parishioners. The new pastoral plan is intended to sustain and enhance our many positive attributes and ministries in service to God and others.

The 2017-2021 Pastoral Plan provides:

The pastoral plan builds on past accomplishments while strengthening our desire and commitment to become a more engaging, Christ-centered parish for everyone we encounter. Discipleship and stewardship remain foundational tenets for who we are and who we hope to be.

The six new pastoral goals reflect where our prayers, energies, financial and human resources are to be focused. Each goal includes a set of objectives that will guide the development of programs and initiatives at the parish.

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 disciple-ship and respond to that call with 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