Pastoral Plan Our Lady of the Lake

Pastoral Plan

  • Activity One:  The parish will form a Stewardship Commission to assume the same type of leadership role currently enjoyed by the existing five commissions of the parish. (Stewardship)
  • Activity Two: The Social Concerns Commission, under the leadership of Deacon Jim Hankins, will take the lead in our parish’s growth as a center of mercy and charity. (Mercy and Charity)
  • Activity Three:  The pastor will work with the chairs of the five existing commissions in the development, chartering, and staffing of a Parish Pastoral Council. (Co-responsibility of Laity and Clergy)
  • Activity Four:  The parish will embrace pastoral conversion in the service of the evangelizing mission of the Church, especially in evangelization of the youth and young families. (Evangelization)

Themes for Renewal

  • A stewardship spirituality rooted in gratitude for God’s blessings.
  • The co-responsibility of laity and clergy.
  • Parishes as centers of charity and sanctuaries of mercy.
  • The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in the service of the evangelizing mission of the Church.

Commitment to Mission Prayer Card

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 How did we get this far?

Bishop Shawn McKnight in early 2020 invited all parishes in the diocese to participate in a process for the development of a new pastoral plan, both for the parishes and for our Diocese as a whole.

Beginning with “grassroots” input, parish plans were developed and sent to the chancery so the scope of overall plans could be understood and used to develop a diocesan plan which could assist the parish pastoral plans.

Read the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on the New Diocesan Pastoral Plan on the Diocese website below:

Our Lady of the Lake, pray for us

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“...if the parish proves capable of self-renewal and constant adaptivity, it continues to be 'the Church living in the midst of the homes of her sons and daughters.' “ Evangelii Gaudium

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