Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church

Parish Plan - Letter from Fr. Jack

Parish Plan - Letter from Fr. Jack

Stewardship as a Way of Life

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

It is with great joy I present the Parish Pastoral Plan for Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church. This plan has come to fruition through a collaborative effort of our parishioners, councils, committees, school, clergy and parish staff, and represents an extraordinary outpouring of prayer, planning, and perseverance.

For more than 80 years, the people of Epiphany have been building the foundation of this parish through service and sacrifice.  From planting our roots in 1935 to serve as a mission  for the Catholics of Venice, to becoming the Cathedral of our great Diocese of Venice.  Through those years we remember the Spirit-filled people who were united in faith to create our amazing parish and today we celebrate the fruits of their vision.

This plan recognizes the good works we have accomplished and will be the blueprint that will carry us into the future full of hope.  To ensure our growth continues, we must look forward just as our founders did.  I believe this plan continues to build on their dream, but to succeed, it will require the commitment and energy of every parishioner.  The plan invites you to enhance your engagement with Jesus to love and serve more.  Please refer to the gold boxes after each goal and listen to how God might be calling you to take action, so that together we will be the “Heart and Hands of Christ.”  I present this plan to you with my prayers that you will read it carefully and consider how we can all be more fully a part of the life of Epiphany Cathedral Parish.

Sincerely in Christ,
Very Reverend John F. Costello

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Table of Contents
Letter from Father Jack
5-Year Outlook
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?