Walking Together in Hope: A Pastoral Planning Process for Evangelization
The Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning assists parishes in short and long-term planning directed toward increasing capacity for evangelization. Workshops are offered for parish pastoral councils to help members understand the 2013 Guidelines for Parish Councils and address ministry strengths and opportunities for growth.
In order to implement the conclusions and recommendations of the Archdiocesan Synod Report (2022), a pastoral planning process, entitled Walking Together in Hope: A Pastoral Planning Process for Evangelization, has been developed and approved by His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory.
This pastoral planning process will be parish-based and centered around listening sessions. After a period of listening, the parish community is asked to assess various aspects of parish life and then create action steps to strengthen those aspects of parish life, resulting in a three-to-five-year pastoral plan.
The Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning is ready to assist those parishes that would like to start the pastoral planning process.