A STRATEGIC PASTORAL PLAN

In response to a different post-pandemic world and the reality of decreased church attendance, lack of finances and a society that has drifted from the Gospel—it is up to parishes and families of parishes to find new and creative ways to engage people today.  What we relied on in the past is no longer relevant or affective.  We need a plan that adapts our methods, programs, ministries, schedules and language that most effectively conveys the Good News to people of today.  This means change, conversion and renewal.  This cannot be done without a real plan.  This message series looks to offer a new way to minister so that everyone may encounter Christ the Risen Lord.  This won’t happen overnight but it is now time to put the GAME PLAN into action.

HOMILY #1 – FORMING DISCIPLES & REACHING OUT TO ALL

Fr. John begins this series introducing the two basic fundamentals of all ministries, programs and outreach taking place in the Chatham Catholic Family of Parishes — we will focus our efforts on forming disciples who live out the Gospel by reaching out to all.  Our parishes are really “schools of faith” where we are nourished, fed, inspired, encouraged and healed for the sake of being a true witness of Christ in our world today.  

SESSION #2 – YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS

Fr. John continues in his latest message series talking sharing the specifics of a new strategic pastoral plan for the Chatham Catholic Family of Parishes to thrive and grow in this post pandemic world.  Fr. John shares the first of six Qualities of a Faithful Disciple which describes how we are to be followers of Jesus.  The two are the call to SERVE (going beyond ourselves helping others) and FORMATION (to learn more about our faith and the truth about Christ).

Check out Fr. John’s SHIELD OF FAITH article reminding all of us that our new GAME PLAN rooted in forming disciples and reaching out to all will help us shine the light of the gospel in our world today.–Click Here