During April and May, Cohort Team members from St. Mary’s, St. Francis and Clare in Florence and St. Katherine Drexel in Burlington met and completed the second phase of the Faith in Our Future Diocesan planning process. We examined the strengths and weaknesses of our three parishes and prepared a plan for greater collaboration in the future which was submitted to the diocese.
The Diocesan Planning Commission, consisting of 20 members selected by the bishop, reviewed the documents, and they have responded with their comments on July 1st. You can see their recommendation in a PDF file on the right side of the webpage.
We had a parish meeting to talk about the recommendations in great detail on July 19th at 7 PM in the school. We will also spoke at all the Masses on July 23rd and 24th. We are now entering the next phase of the program which involves us deciding how we want to respond to the recommendation. Thank You for your feedback. The DOT planning committee will review our cohort response and make their final recommendation to the bishop for his ultimate decision at the end of the year. .
Some things will probably be changing . . continue to pray that the planning committee will respond according to His Will . . .
For more info call anyone of us on the parish committee – Robert Pecht—609-865-0014; Patricia Solimine—609-977-3401; Virginia Richardson—609-499-1303; or Earl Alger – 609 298 7071.