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Strategic Pastoral Planning - Diocesan Synod Declarations







  • You may provide your thoughts, ideas and input on Outcomes One through Seven on this page. You may attach a file of your responses directly below or you may provide a response to each Outcome listed individually below.
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  • Outcome One - (Related to Declarations 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9)
    A vibrant, constant and stable community of life long, intentional and dedicated missionary disciples.


    Goal 1: We will invite and inspire parishioners to full awareness, understanding and personal ownership of what it means to live as an intentional, missionary disciple. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)

    Goal 2: We will integrate the Four Pillars of Discipleship and Stewardship (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service) into all aspects of parish life.
  • Outcome Two - (Related to Declaration 5)

    Formation for discipleship and stewrdship as a way of life is the primary focus of all catechetical and faith formation initiatives.


    Goal 1: Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School and the Parish School of Religion will focus on developing a personal relationship with Jesus and ongoing formation as an intentional disciple. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)

    Goal 2: The RCIA program will focus on developing a personal relationship with Jesus and ongoing formation as an intentional disciple. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)

    Goal 3: Adult faith formation will focus on developing a personal relationship with Jesus and ongoing formation as an intentional disciple. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)

    Goal 4: Sacramental preparation will provide the understanding of the Sacraments and the role of the Sacraments in becoming intentional disciples. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)

    Goal 5: All Youth/Teen activities and programs will focus on developing a personal relationship with Jesus and ongoing formation as an intentional disciple. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)
  • Outcome Three - (Related to Declaration 6)

    The Sacraments of Christian Initiation are offered in the proper sequence (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) for children as well as for adults.


    Goal 1: Those who are baptized as infants will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist in the third grade of elementary school, after they have been properly formed and prepared. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)
  • Outcome Four - (Related to Declaration 7)

    A Catholic education will be available at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School and any Illinois, Diocesan Catholic High School for all children of the parish whose parents agree to the terms of the Family School Agreement.


    Goal 1: We will allow for contributions to "scholarship accounts" in accord with federal, state and local laws as well as diocesan guidelines. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)

    Goal 2: We will provide tuition assistance through the use of scholarships, public and/or private, to make Catholic education available at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School (K-8) and any Illinois Diocesan Catholic High School (9-12) for all children of the parish whose parents agree to the terms of the Family School Agreement, and in accord with federal, state and local laws as well as diocesan guidelines. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)
  • Outcome Five - (Related to Declaration 8)

    All divine worship, liturgical celebrations and other opportunities for devotion and prayer are properly planned, provided and prayed in a manner in which all of the faithful are invited, welcomed and led to a fully conscious and active participation.


    Goal 1: We will ensure that Mass is always celebrated in a way that gives glory to God and fully and activity engages the faithful. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)
    Goal 2: We will develop and promote devotional opportunities. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)
  • Outcome Six - (Related to Declaration 10 & 11)
    A community of faithful and generous stewards of God's abundant gifts, sharing of their talents, giving of their time and contributing proportionately from their financial resources, for the good of the Church and those in need.


    Goal 1: We will provide formation and opportunity for all members to generously share their time and talent and treasure. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)
  • Outcome Seven - (Related to Declaration 12)

    A parish that tithes approximately 10% of its designated annual income to the diocese, to be used for operationl expenses, payment of assessments, and the like.


    Goal 1: We will annually tithe approximately 10% of the parish's designated income to the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, in accord with federal, state and local laws as well as diocesan guidelines. (Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, Service)