Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Bandon, OR

    St. John the Baptist Catholic Mission - Port Orford, OR   

Father George Kuforiji
PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR
WELCOMES YOU TO BE WITH JESUS, OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR

Parish Pastoral Plan


 

 

 

 

It was all because of you....

Many thanks to the 70 parishioners who attended, participated, and contributed in our Strategic Planning last January 26, 2013. It was a success. Our deepest gratitude to Mr. Don Murray who generously shared his expertise, time, and resources to facilitate the meeting. In the same way, for our Strategic Planning committee who worked very hard to plan for it. Blessings to you all.


 

 

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Pastoral Plan*

2013

 

 

We, the people of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, are called to be one with the Triune God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and with all the people as God's children. 

 

 

Mission Statement: 

 

Holy Trinity is a welcoming Catholic Community committed to love, prayer, and service.

 

Vision Statement:

 

We are called to build up the Kingdom of God through the guidance of the Holy Spirit by witnessing to our Catholic Faith and bringing Christ to all through a life of love, prayer, and service.

 

Strategic Initiatives:

 

  1. Evaluate / Establish a Facility Plan
  2. Encourage / Foster Religious Education and Youth Involvement
  3. Address Parish Concerns
  4. Promote Spirituality and Liturgy Enrichment / Evangelization / Homebound Ministry
  5. Strengthen Community / Social Activities and Parish Outreach

  

 

 Pastoral Plan 

 

In January of 2013, the Pastoral Council of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, began the strategic process of developing a new 5-Year Pastoral Plan. 

 

Based upon the Strategic Initiatives, council members identified and prioritized nine pastoral areas of utmost need for the next five years; 

 

Youth Ministry, Liturgy, Spiritual Life, Parish Outreach, Education, Stewardship, Social Fellowship, Church/Parish Facilities, and Homebound Ministry

 

Parishioners were invited to share their input, enabling identifiable objectives, strategies, and individual ministries responsible for implementation to be established. 

 

As a result, members of the Pastoral Council present our new Five-Year Pastoral Plan for Holy Trinity Catholic Church, understanding the Pastoral Plan will be reviewed bi-annually.  


 

Youth Ministry 

 

The Youth Ministry exists to evangelize and empower the young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in a modern, challenging world. 

 

Upon their conversion in Christ, the youth offer their faith, talents, and gifts to renew and build up the church community. 

 

 “Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.” 

(I Timothy 4:12) 

 

Objectives: 

Encourage the greater parish community to nurture, support and pray for our youth community, enabling the youth to play a more active role in church ministries and have a greater sense of ownership in building up the body of Christ. 

 

 

Strategies: 

Develop leadership within the youth community to devise and promote a plan to evangelize, nurture and meet the dynamic needs of our youth. 

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Pastor, Youth Ministry Coordinator, Youth Core Team and Youth Leaders 

 

Liturgy 

 

The Liturgy is a prayerful and spiritual invitation to experience God’s continual presence among us. It is through our senses of sight, sound, smell and touch; we are called to a fuller experience of His presence. 

 

“…And the disciples came to the Lord Jesus and said,

”Lord, teach us to pray.” 

(Luke 11:1) 

 

Objectives: 

Enable quality liturgy and worship within the different aspects that contribute toward it. Have quality music, message, welcome, environment, and a relevant connection with the people and concerns of the day. 

Experience a more profound and integrated connection in our liturgies that focus upon cultivating, nourishing and expressing our relationship as the one body in Christ. Bring connections together with the music, the scriptures, the Eucharist, and social teaching. 

 

Strategies: 

Develop a liturgical ministry that will promote, encourage and beautify a spiritual, prayerful and artistic expression of the liturgical celebrations. 

Coordinate the music and liturgy. Promote high standards for music, homiletics, and participation. Maintain well trained and renewed liturgical ministers. 

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Pastor, Coordinator of Liturgy, Coordinator of Music, Liturgy Commission, Holy Trinity Parish Community 

 

Spiritual Life  

 

Spirituality is that loving, connected relationship between Jesus, others and yourself. 

 

“As they prayed, the place where they were gathered shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” 

(Acts 4:31) 

 

Objectives: 

Foster, encourage and nurture spiritual growth within the parish community by providing a variety of opportunities for parishioners to express, share, and live out their faith with each other. 

 

Strategies: 

Develop within the Holy Trinity Parish community, an effective system for promoting and developing retreats, prayer and worship opportunities, and faith sharing. Encourage prayer and spirituality within and outside of the parish. Emphasize the spiritual significance of the ritual and practice of the faith. Offer real world examples of how to bring Christian spirituality into the real world. Model the spiritual life among the leaders of the church. Assess current programs and activities for their development of the spiritual life among parishioners.

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

  Coordinator of Liturgy, Spiritual Enrichment Committee, Pastor 

 

Parish Outreach  

 

As followers of Christ, we are called to promote the values of our faith by working towards greater parish outreach to our community and the world. We are also called to respond and to serve those most in need. 

 

“You have been told what are good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice, to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) 

 

Objectives: 

Address social injustices and work for a peaceful and just society. 

Be responsible stewards of our gifts to help others in need. Educate parishioners on different aspects of social justice. Enable active participation with the work of parish and outreach. Evaluate the current education and advocacy of our Catholic Social Teachings to discern priorities not being met. 

 

 Strategies: 

Provide a balanced parish outreach ministry within the parish that reaches out to the local community and the world. Educate and provide opportunities to participate in the work of parish outreach. 

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Pastor, Parish and Outreach Coordinator, Parishioners 

 

Education

 

A strong faith formation program for both adults and children is the basic foundation that enables a parish to know, love and serve the Lord and His people. 

 

 “And what you heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will have the ability to teach others as well.” 

 (2 Timothy 2:2) 

 

Objectives: 

 Provide the necessary tools and resources for life long faith formation and development. Educate and encourage parishioners to become more involved in learning, teaching, and living our Catholic Faith. 

 

Work to catechize new and missing generations in the basic teachings of the Church. 

   

Strategies:  

 Discern the educational needs of the parish and implement an effective plan to meet those diverse educational needs. Compile resources to assist in the catechesis. Have well trained and invested instructors and presenters. Search for creative yet faithful avenues to captivate and educate the people. Assess and evaluate the process and content on a periodic basis. 

 

 Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Director of Religious Education, Catechists, Pastor 

 

Stewardship 

 

Stewardship is a spiritual awareness that all we are and all we have flows from God's grace. In return, we serve as caretakers of our spiritual and worldly blessings by offering our time, treasures and talents. 

 

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10) 

 

Objectives: 

Promote a deeper conversion of the heart that leads to stewardship as a way of life. 

 

Strategies: 

Provide educational opportunities that focus on Stewardship as a way of Christian life. Renew and encourage stewardship with new and existing church members. Offer programs and information that continually remind the parish to be engaged in the different areas of stewardship: time, talent, and finances. 

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Pastor, Pastoral Council, Finance Council 

 

Social Fellowship 

 

Holy Trinity Parish should be a place that welcomes visitors as well as longstanding parishioners. People should be respected, accepted and cared for by reflecting Christ’s own hospitality and love for all. 

 

“What we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) 


Objectives: 

To welcome all and provide a variety of opportunities for different cultures and generations to socialize. To have a parish that offers spiritual, emotional, and physical support for each other, especially the most needy and alienated. 

 

Strategies: 

Give opportunities to socialize through events, functions, and groups. Encourage parishioners to reach out to other members by creating a friendly and polite atmosphere among groups within and outside of the Mass. Provide a variety of social opportunities for multicultural generations. 

Develop a plan to share and implement the characteristics of Christian hospitality. 

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: Altar Society, Parish Family Life, Hospitality Coordinator, Pastor, Parish Leaders 

 

Homebound Ministry

 

The Scriptures tell us that Jesus loved and served those who were sick, those who were elderly, suffering, and depressed in the society. As followers of Christ, we are called in the same way to love those who Jesus loved, and to serve those who Jesus served in our parish community.

 

"When did we see you sick or in prison and go and visit you: … Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Mt. 25:39-40)

  

Objectives:

Provide quality spiritual care to the homebound, sick, and elderly parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish. Bring to them the Word of God and the Body of Christ. To have Holy Trinity parishioners involved in the homebound ministry.


Strategies:

Provide a social connection to individuals who would benefit from a visit from a fellow parishioner. This ministry, through volunteer effort, visits residences, nursing facilities and other home situations of parish members. Reasons for visits range from providing spiritual support to a friendly visit to someone who just wants to make a new friend. The goal is to offer parishioners an encounter with other parishioners in experiencing God’s goodness through the kindness of others.

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Pastor, Homebound Ministry Coordinator

 

Holy Trinity Parish Facilities 

 

Our facilities and plant need to be functional and maintained to foster the needs of worship and education. 

 “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build. Unless the LORD guard the city, in vain does the guard keep watch.” (Psalm 127:1) 

 

Objectives: 

Discern, develop and maintain the structural needs of a growing faith community. 


Strategies: 

Establish and implement a facility plan that meets the mission, goals, and needs of Holy Trinity Parish. Discern and identify individuals who are able to help out in planning, maintaining, and revising the physical plant to meet the needs of the present and future. Create a plan of implementation to assist in the future challenges of the physical plant.  

 

Ministries/Individuals Responsible for Implementation: 

Pastor, Maintenance, Finance Council, Cemetery Committee, Pastoral Council, and Facility Committee 

 

*patterned after the Parish Pastoral Plan of Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, Central Point, OR.




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