Parish Plan - Stewardship as a Way of Life
The following Councils and Committees act as the advisory bodies to the Rector, assisting him with planning and direction to live out Stewardship as a Way of Life.
The Code of Canon Law (1983), which shapes the life of the Church, urges that pastoral councils be established in every parish to serve as advisors to the Rector. The Epiphany Cathedral Pastoral Council is charged with the task of ensuring the parish, as a Catholic Christian faith community, lives out its Mission Statement “to be the Heart and Hands of Christ.” The Council’s main role is to envision how God is presently calling us to be His good stewards as we attempt to fulfill our mission. The number of outreach ministries supported by Epiphany continues to grow every year, with currently more than a hundred ministries.
As mandated by Canon Law, the Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the Rector in monitoring and organizing the financial resources necessary to sustain parish operations. The principal duties of the Finance Council include strategic mission planning and reviewing financial reports of annual capital and operating budgets. These trusted advisors act as good stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to the parish and advise the Rector in the management of the temporal affairs.
The Stewardship Committee promotes Epiphany’s Vision by fostering Stewardship through the four pillars of Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service. Committee members seek to create opportunities which allow parishioners to become more aware of the abundant blessings that God has bestowed upon them and advise the Rector on how to develop programs and activities which promote Stewardship as “Our Way of Life.”
The Endowment Committee promotes planned gifts through the Epiphany Legacy Society, which benefit Epiphany Cathedral Parish/School directly, or may be endowed in accounts held at the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, assuring the future financial viability of the parish now and in the future.
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?