Together in Faith

Action Plan: Group 2

  • Our Lady Queen of Apostles
  • St. Hyacinth
  • St. Florian
  • St. John Paul II

Mass Schedule Coordination

By early 2012, each parish in this planning group should conduct a survey, asking Mass attendees why they attend the Mass that they do, whether they walk or drive to church, what other Masses they would be willing to attend, and at what church. Using the survey data, new Mass schedules are to be developed and implemented by July 1, 2012.

Our Lady Queen of Apostles and St. Hyacinth

In early 2012, Our Lady Queen of Apostles and St. Hyacinth are to move forward as cluster partners and develop a plan for what activities/roles could be affected, including the use of worship sites. This plan is to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2012. The plan should be implemented when a current pastor is no longer available, if a replacement is not available to be assigned, or when either parish begins to experience a net operating deficit. Plans should commence with models for initial collaboration and include contingency plans for programming, outreach and administration, for clustering/merging the parishes, and/or closing buildings and planning for the sale of property. This may result in short term, temporary administrators assigned, or a more permanent solution.

St. Florian

In early 2012, St. Florian is to develop a repayment plan for outstanding payables owed to the Archdiocese of Detroit and the archdiocesan Loan Deposit Program, submitting this plan to the Regional Moderator and the archdiocesan Director of Finance by June 30, 2012. Without a reasonable, approved plan to eliminate these debts, the parish cannot expect to continue.

In addition, if the Society of Christ religious order commits to continuing to pastor St. Florian, it will become a cluster partner with Our Lady of Czestochowa (Polish) in Sterling Heights, and develop a formal plan to cluster to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2012. This cluster plan should be implemented when a current pastor is no longer available, if a replacement is not available to be assigned, or when either parish begins to experience a net operating deficit. This may result in short term, temporary administrators assigned, or a more permanent solution. If the Society of Christ should leave St. Florian for any reason, St. Florian is to identify another Polish personal parish with which to become a cluster partner.

St. John Paul II

This recent merger of St. Ladislaus/Transfiguration/Our Lady Help of Christians/St. Louis the King parishes should be monitored and evaluated to determine if a model for a merged parish with many satellite sites can be viable, with consideration of the financial and administrative efficiencies and increased activities identified through the initial reflection process. The merged parish will need to set evaluation standards to measure success and submit them to the Regional Moderator no later than by June 30, 2012.