The Evaluation and Pastoral Planning was held last February 28 to March 1, 2015 at the Montfort Missionaries House of Prayer in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. This two-
Fr. Richard presented some important messages of Pope Francis during his visit to the country. He also presented the nine pastoral priorities of the Church in the Philippines in preparation for the 500 years Anniversary of the Christianization of the country in 2021. The nine year preparation for this great event already started in 2013, the Year of Faith. Last year 2014, the role of the laity was highlighted and this year 2015 is dedicated to the poor. Fr. Richard advised the body to consider these pastoral keys in reformulating the Vision–Mission of the parish.
After a long discussion everybody agreed that the pastoral priority is to reach out to the marginalized sector of our parish as well as to the uninvolved members through the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC). This was the model of the Church that the parish had envisioned it was established in 1992. Finally, the participants came up with a revised vision statement:
“Kami ay isang pamayanang nagsasabuhay at sumasaksi sa Mabuting Balita sa pamamagitan ng Mumunting Sambayanang Kristiyano.” (“We are a community that bear witness to the Good News through the Basic Ecclesial Communities.”)
For the realization of our dream, we formulated our mission as follows:
We commit ourselves to:
a) Attend to those in need.
b) Invite those who are not involve in parish life parish activities.
c) Be creative in spreading the Good News.
d) Defend and promote the sanctity of marriage and the stability of family life.
e) Form the youth.
f) Continue to deepen the understanding and faith in Sacraments and other church celebrations.
g) Wholeheartedly serve for the common good.
h) Give importance to the Cleanliness of the Environment.
1. Values Formation (for all Pastoral workers)
2. Team Building (for all Pastoral workers)
3. Retreats/Recollections (for all Pastoral Workers)
4. Leadership Training (for all Heads of organizations and ministries )
5. Profile of the Parish –Census/Surveys
6. Livelihood Programs – Parishioners
The second and final day started with a morning prayer, after which the Vision-
It was a wonderful experience to be together in a serene and peaceful atmosphere. After a successful brainstorming, bonding, realization, lots of stock knowledge shared and awareness, we went home refreshed and re-
To God Almighty, we pray that all the plans we had will bear fruits! Amen.