Together in Faith

Action Plan: Group 1

 

  • Our Lady Queen of All Saints
  • Our Lady of Hope
  • St. Margaret of Scotland
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Athanasius
  • St. Donald

 

Our Lady of Hope and St. Margaret of Scotland

In early 2012, Our Lady of Hope and St. Margaret of Scotland, as collaboration partners, are to develop plans for evaluating programs and determining areas for collaboration, to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2012, so that upon the need for implementation of a cluster, the parishes will have already developed relationships. These plans should include the timing of implementation, such as upon the retirement or reassignment of a pastor if a replacement is not available. This could result in a short term, temporary cluster or may lead to a more permanent transition. In addition, although Our Lady of Hope is a recently merged parish, to consolidate and reduce expenses and address its current debt, the parish should evaluate and develop a plan for closing and selling some of its buildings, to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2012, and implemented no later than June 30, 2013.

Our Lady Queen of All Saints, Sacred Heart, and St. Athanasius

In early 2012, Our Lady Queen of All Saints, Sacred Heart, and St. Athanasius are to move forward as collaboration partners and develop plans for clustering and eventually merging. A plan for the three parishes is to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2013, to be implemented no later than June 30, 2014. Plans should commence with models for initial collaboration, and include details for programming, outreach and administration, the number of worship sites, and other services/locations needed. Additionally, Sacred Heart must submit a Loan Deposit Program debt repayment plan to the Regional Moderator and to the archdiocesan Director of Finance and Administration for approval no later than April 30, 2012.

St. Donald

As a result of planning at St. Donald for the past two years, the parish is already scheduled to close upon the retirement of its pastor on June 30, 2012. Parishioners will be encouraged to visit and join neighboring parishes, and the territory of St. Donald will be divided among neighboring parishes in accord with canon law and with appropriate archdiocesan consultation.