These are exciting times at St. Theresa as we begin to implement our first Pastoral Plan for the parish. The Pastoral Plan Embracing the Great Commission is now available for review. We encourage you to read it and reread it as it serves as a five-year guide for our parish as we pursue our mission of making disciples for Christ. The plan is our response to the pastoral plan of the diocese and calls for our parish to encounter Jesus Christ intentionally, to approach discipleship intentionally and, in so doing, transform the world in which we live.
Our mission is to make disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ and,
together in ministry for Him, advance the Kingdom of God.
After months of consideration, the Pastoral Council, in consultation with the Finance Council, voted in Spring 2016 to begin the process of establishing a Pastoral Plan for St. Theresa that complements the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. It was a prayerful and participative planning process through which our Parish characterized itself as a particular community of faith by developing its own vision; assessing its strengths and resources, limitations and needs; establishing priorities and goals; and devising ways to accomplish its mission. Pastoral Planning helps us answer the questions: Who are we as a parish? What are we called to do? How are we best able to do it?
We ask for your prayers for the Council and our Parish leadership as we implement the Pastoral Plan.