DAVENPORT — In September, St. Paul the Apostle Parish launched efforts to develop a five- to 10-year pastoral plan to address growth, membership and its ability to continue to spread the Word of God. The pastoral plan is intended to be a collaborative effort of the entire St. Paul Parish community. The hope is that it will help serve as a guide for significant challenges that St. Paul faces in years to come.
A diverse team representing various parish stakeholders was formed. The pastoral planning team includes Father Tony Herold, pastor; Father Tim Regan, parochial vicar; Julie Delaney, principal of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School; Sandy Guise, parish council president; John Heidemann, business manager; Michelle Herrington, director of religious education; Pat Hunt, finance committee; John Mahon, stewardship committee; Kevin Murphy, board of education president; and Rosie Salazar, liturgy committee.
The pastoral planning process takes a phased approach that involves planning timelines, defining a mission, developing goals and implementing solutions, according to the planning team. Ultimately, the pastoral plan will be a living document that is reviewed periodically and adjusted as necessary to meet St. Paul’s mission statement and goals.
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