Synod and Our Parish Priorities
For the past year, the Parish Leadership Team has been reflecting on what we heard during the parish synod sessions and using that to formulate parish priorities. At this stage in the process, the Parish Leadership Team will take our draft version to the other council and commissions of the parish for their feedback. I also hope to find ways to consult the parish at large.
Parish Priorities (draft):
1. St. John the Baptist Catholic Community is a place of inclusion and acceptance.
a. We desire to accompany all on this journey of faith.
b. We delight in the rich diversity of cultures and traditions.
c. We recognize, respect, and are enriched by the talents and gifts of women in our Church.
2. St. John the Baptist is building a strong and vibrant faith community.
a. We continue to recover from the experience of COVID and the sex abuse scandal.
b. We seek to welcome back those who have left the Church.
c. We continue to grow in a life of stewardship.
d. We engage in the archdiocesan strategic planning: Partners in the Gospel.
3. St. John the Baptist is forming missionary disciples.
a. All have the opportunity to grow and share their faith.
b. We respond to the unique needs of teens, young adults, and families.
c. We reach out beyond our parish to the needs of the wider community.
To read more on the synodal process, go to sjtbcc.org/synod/ Check out the archdiocesan webpage: