Parish Plan - Introduction
As a Church, we are called to be missionary disciples who live the faith and proclaim the Word. Each of the pastoral goals in this plan have objectives that challenge us to seek new avenues of communication, to build ministries that invite individuals who need support, and to reach beyond our doors and into our communities.
The framework of Epiphany’s 5-Year parish plan consists of five encompassing pastoral goals that carry forth Pope Francis’ invitation to be a culture of encounter. These five priorities define who we are as a parish and the direction in which the Holy Spirit is leading us.
The success of this plan depends on each person in the parish. Each of us has been called to be disciples, and each of us has a God-given set of gifts and talents for the purpose of answering that call. It is our sacred obligation to return to God a portion of our time, talent and treasure as an expression of our gratitude, a profession of our faith and a demonstration of our belief that our gifts and talents are important and necessary for the building of God’s Kingdom.
The 2018 Epiphany Cathedral Parish Plan outlined in this booklet provides a comprehensive roadmap for the future of this parish. The plan offers a vision for our future and establishes clear goals for achieving that vision. As you read and study the plan, please take inventory of your gifts and talents and be open to the ways God is calling you to share those gifts and talents with the community as a means to your own holiness and the building of His Kingdom. God promises to bless this work with grace upon grace.
The desire for God is written in the human heart because man is created by God for God.
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, No.27
Table of Contents
Letter from Father Jack
Goal #1 – Spiritually Nourish the Faith of Parishioners
Goal #2 – Sharing Our Time, Talent and Treasure
Goal #3 – Promoting Financial Resources
Goal #4 – Improving Communications
Goal #5 – Advancing the Vision of Epiphany Cathedral School
Stewardship as a Way of Life
How is God Calling You?