Archdiocese of Indianapolis Strategic Leadership Plan 2008–2011

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Mission

We, the Church in central and southern Indiana, called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition, strive to live the Gospel by:

  • worshipping God in word and sacrament
  • learning, teaching, and sharing our faith
  • serving human needs

We commit ourselves to generosity and to the responsible use of our spiritual and material resources.

Values

  • Prayer and spiritual growth
  • Lifelong learning and sharing our faith
  • Parish and family, the individual and community
  • Compassion and respect for human life and all creation
  • Justice and consistent moral standards
  • Pro-active leadership and shared responsibility
  • Vital presence in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods
  • Stewardship

 

1. Ministry of Charity

Goal Statement
All Catholics in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will regard the ministry of charity as an essential expression of our Catholic faith, and they will find ways to serve those in need.

Objective 1.1
To increase the understanding of our call to serve the ministry of charity

ACTION STEP 1.1.1
Host an archdiocesan-wide event for pastoral leaders and social ministry leaders designed to inspire, educate and equip them with tools to expand this ministry (SHINE! A Social Ministry Renewal).

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities

Due Date:
October 1, 2009

Cost:
$25,000

ACTION STEP 1.1.2
Following the above mentioned SHINE event on October 1, 2009, lead a year of social ministry renewal within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities & Family Ministries

Due Date:
September 30, 2010

Cost:
Negligible

Action Step 1.1.3
Assess the resources we already have on the Church’s teachings on social justice for childhood and adult education and help coordinate these resources among the various ministries.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
January 2009

Cost:
Negligible

Action Step 1.1.4
Identify and make available resources for parish leadership to guide people to understand their call to the ministry of charity

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
June 2009

Cost:
Negligible

Objective 1.2
To identify, promote, and use our current ministries of charity

Action Step 1.2.1
Create and publish an inventory of local parish, archdiocesan, and related ministries

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities

Due Date:
October 2009

Cost:
$2,500

Action Step 1.2.2
Promote the use of the inventory of ministries to encourage collaboration and ministry involvement

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
January 2009

Cost:
No cost

Action Step 1.2.3
Increase the awareness of our Catholic Charities ministries through the use of modern technologies such as websites, e-mail, blogs, video, etc.

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
June 2009

Cost:
Currently budgeted

Objective 1.3
To strengthen parish ministry of charity

Action Step 1.3.1
Use deacons and those in the deacon formation program as resources to parishes who need help establishing or strengthening parish committees for social ministry

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries
            Deacon Program Director

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
None

Action Step 1.3.2
In collaboration with Marian College, develop a parish social ministry certification program

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
January 2010

Cost:
Paid for by participants and/or their parishes

Action Step 1.3.3
Establish or strengthen parish committees for social ministry

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
October 2009

Cost:
Negligible

Objective 1.4
To identify current and future unmet charitable needs in the archdiocese

Action Step 1.4.1
Conduct a needs assessment survey of charitable needs by region (grouped by counties with similar economic characteristics or conditions)

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
December 2009

Cost:
$3,000

Action Step 1.4.2
Prioritize the needs and formulate a strategic response

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
June 2010

Cost:
To be determined: dependent on identified needs

Action Step 1.4.3
Integrate the action steps of the Hispanic Task Force as they relate to the ministry of charity

Accountability:
Secretariat for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Due Date:
June 2009

Cost:
Need to see approved plan

 

2. Faith and Spiritual Formation

Goal Statement
The foundations of Catholic faith and practice will be enhanced through an integrated approach to formation for discipleship, taking into account the growing cultural diversity in the archdiocese

Objective 2.1
To strengthen the focus on the celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy as the foundation for growth in faith

Action Step 2.1.1
Devote the agenda of a priests’convocation or similar clergy gathering to preparations for the implementation of the revised Roman missal

Accountability:
Office of Worship in collaboration
        Clergy/PLC Vicariate

Due Date:
Depends on when the missal is actually published. It will not likely be before 2010.

Cost:

Action Step 2.1.2
Convene a formation conference, or conferences, with parish representatives (e.g., members of parish spiritual life commissions and liturgy committees) to assist with the implementation of the revised Roman missal

Accountability:
Office of Worship

Due Date:
Depends on when the missal is actually published. It will not likely be before 2010.

Cost:
 Seeking foundation support

Action Step 2.1.3
Prepare strategically with multilevel catechesis for the publication of the revised Roman missal

Accountability:
Office of Worship

Due Date:
Depends on when the missal is actually published. It will not likely be before 2010

Cost:
Seeking foundation support

ACTION STEP 2.1.4
Design and implement a program to promote and support the recruitment and formation of pastoral music leaders in the archdiocese including the establishment of an endowment in the Catholic Community Foundation.

Accountability:
Office of Worship and the Liturgical Music Commission
         Office of Stewardship and Development

Due Date:
July, 2010

Objective 2.2
To celebrate and strengthen marriage in ways that incorporate Gospel values—articulating God’s revealed truth with love and confidence

Action Step 2.2.1
Coordinate an archdiocesan-wide celebration of World Marriage Sunday (normally the second Sunday in February), including the opportunity for couples to reaffirm their marriage commitment during the liturgy.

Accountability:
Office of Family Ministries
Office of Worship

Due Date:
February 2009

Cost:
Minimal cost of materials and parish discretion

Action Step 2.2.2
Review the content of our catechesis on marriage in light of USCCB pastoral letter.

Accountability:
(Office of Family Ministries)
Office of Catholic Education (Catechesis)

Due Date:
2010—Implementation of USCCB pastoral letter

Action Step 2.2.3
Evaluate the methodology of marriage preparation and enrichment programs

Accountability:
Office of Family Ministries

Due Date:
2010--Ongoing from efforts already under way

Objective 2.3
To use the United States Bishops’ Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States and other major documents, especially the National Directory for Catechesis, to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ into every human situation, seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself (GMD, #10)

Action Step 2.3.1
Raise awareness of the ministries of charity and hospitality as opportunities for evangelization by training ministers of hospitality and parish secretaries as “first contacts” within the community

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.3.2
Develop creative marketing strategies for parishes as an intentional effort to evangelize (e.g., realtors, newspapers, funeral homes) diverse populations

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.3.3
Take proactive steps in our faith-formation and evangelization programs to meet the needs of various racial and ethnic groups within our archdiocesan Church and to celebrate our cultural diversity, especially the emerging Hispanic/Latino population

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
Office of Multicultural Ministry

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Staff time and expertise

Action Step 2.3.4
Develop a plan for the expansion of the Special Religious Education program (SPRED) to more parishes

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
2008

Cost:

Action Step 2.3.5
Seek and identify Catholics with disabilities for potential SPRED outreach

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Objective 2.4
To enhance the role of the domestic Church—the family—as a primary source of catechetical formation and as an essential component of ecclesial communion and parochial life

Action Step 2.4.1
Develop standards for adult faith formation based on Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A National Plan for Adult Faith Formation and the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
Staff time

Action Step 2.4.2
Evaluate the retention of newly initiated Catholics following the completion of the formal processes of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Accountability:
Initiation Committee of the Office of Worship

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.4.3
Empower parents to be the primary catechists in the home by developing formation opportunities that examine the role of family by integrating simple home practices as teachable moments (e.g., displaying symbols of faith, praying before meals, observing liturgical seasons, etc.)

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.4.4
Ensure that religious structures and resources are in place to promote and support priestly, religious, and lay vocations to ministry in our parish faith-formation, youth-ministry and young adult programs

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Staff time

Action Step 2.4.5
Evaluate and revise Faith 2000 archdiocesan religion education curriculum.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education (Faith Formation)

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.4.6

Implement Archdiocesan Guidelines for Sexuality Education in accord with USCCB guidelines.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            A Promise to Keep Program
            Faith Formation

Due Date:

Cost:

Objective 2.5
To recruit, develop, and retain effective catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and catechists, providing appropriate incentives

Action Step 2.5.1
Reach out to the 11 Catholic high school chaplains and campus ministers to help them with their service

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Faith Formation

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.5.2
Explore establishing an archdiocesan youth ministry commission or similar body

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Youth Ministry

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.5.3
Finalize and implement a hiring policy for high school catechists

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.5.4
Review certification processes for parish catechists and Catholic elementary school teachers

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
Faith Formation
Archdiocesan Commission for Education Excellence
Office of Catholic Education Personnel Team

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 2.5.5
Create and implement a new youth ministry certificate program that also includes ongoing formation

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Youth Ministry

Due Date:

Cost:

 

3. Catholic Schools

Goal Statement
We will continue to strive to strengthen and enhance the future of Catholic schools.

Objective 3.1
To ensure that Catholic identity is reflected in the culture of our schools

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Staff time and materials

Action Step 3.1.1
Ensure that religious structures and resources are in place in our Catholic schools to support and promote vocations

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Schools
            Vocations

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Staff time, travel, and materials

Action Step 3.1.2
Inform schools through professional development and meetings about the most recent statement of the U.S. bishops in support of Catholic schools and encourage its use.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
Staff time

Action Step 3.1.3
Complete the implementation of the National Directory for Catechesis in all schools, so that formational efforts are comprehensive in including doctrine and devotion and Catechetics.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
Staff time and materials

Action Step 3.1.4
Take steps to maintain the priority of religion class in each school every day

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Staff time

Action Step 3.1.5
Integrate the teaching and interpretation of religion into all curriculum areas in each school, making this expectation clear in the new archdiocesan curriculum guidelines and policies

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Archdiocesan Council for Educational Excellence

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Due Date:
Summer 2009

Cost:
Curriculum process costs

Action Step 3.1.6
Develop funding strategies that reflect collaboratively developed priorities for system-wide improvement:

  • to sustain the success of existing programs, such as Project Exceed, and provide support for new initiatives
  • to provide appropriate compensation for all employees
  • develop strategies for equitable funding for all schools, such as the Mother Theodore Guérin Catholic Academies Schools and other urban and rural schools

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
Office of Stewardship and Development
            Grants

Due Date:
2010

Cost:

Action Step 3.1.7
Perform an evaluation of interparochial high school development and institutional advancement efforts using third-party, outside consultants to make recommendations for improvement in all seven high schools if funding is available.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
Office of Stewardship and Development
            Grants

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
$100,000

Action Step 3.1.8
Maintain programs for continuous data-driven improvement, accountability, and accreditation of Catholic schools (e.g., NCA, AdvancED, state).

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Schools

Due Date:
Three-year cycle

Cost:
Staff time, costs of test analyses, school costs

Action Step 3.1.9
Explore the corporate support, incorporate the best practices of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) and other Project Exceed programs into the continuation and replication of these initiatives throughout archdiocesan schools.

Accountability:
Executive Director of the Office of Catholic Education
            Schools

Due Date:
2011

Cost:
Staff positions, staff time, school shared costs (Legacy funds for continuation, grants)

Action Step 3.1.10
Support collaborative action studies (e.g., Roadmap for Success process) for possible new schools and for schools experiencing difficulties, so that decisions regarding the future of schools are made proactively with appropriate supporting data.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Individual Schools

Due Date:
Ongoing as necessary

Cost:
Shared cost with archdiocese, $2,500 per school as needed

Action Step 3.1.11
Maintain and enhance technology installed in schools during Project Exceed and seek sources of funding for continuing to enhance technology integration and training as funding is available.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Individual Schools

Due Date:
Ongoing as necessary

Cost:
Staff position and maintenance fund from Sustaining and Replication (Legacy) funds. Seek new sources or grant

Objective 3.2
To strengthen institutional advancement and increase enrollment in Catholic schools

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Schools

Due Date:
Annual, ongoing

Cost:
Staff time

Action Step 3.2.1
Promote the benefits and value of Catholic education, especially through success stories and the use of multimedia venues as well as well-organized word-of-mouth from educators and satisfied parents

Accountability:
Secretariat for Communications

Due Date:
Annual

Cost:
(Multimedia approach would be expensive)

Action Step 3.2.2
Study demographic information and trends to inform school marketing efforts and to promote proactive planning within school focus and local community

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Schools
            Office of Stewardship and Development

Due Date:
Periodically

Cost:

Action Step 3.2.3
Create a long-range, system-wide marketing and branding plan:

  • to enhance enrollment management efforts
  • to support system-wide and school-based institutional advancement initiatives
  • to balance data-driven academic achievement results with commitment to our Catholic mission

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            AdvancED
            Office of Stewardship and Development

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
Per school cost plus “district” cost ~ annual

Action Step 3.2.4
Develop, fund, and implement—as part of the schools marketing plan and in collaboration with the schools—an initiative that includes intensive outside professional consultative guidance on the best practices of schools marketing and advancement.

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Schools
            Outside consultants
            Office of Stewardship and Development

Due Date:
Four- to five-year process for 30-40 schools

Cost:
$500,000 (shared cost with parishes) Legacy for Our Mission or grants?

Action Step 3.2.5
Develop, fund, and implement an affordability plan with schools that includes tuition management, tuition assistance, and overall financial management

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Office of Accounting Services
            Office of Stewardship and Development

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
Staff member

Action Step 3.2.6
Educate pastors and parish life coordinators to become lead agents in the promotion of Catholic schools

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Pastors, Parish Life Coordinators

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:

Action Step 3.2.7
Develop, in collaboration with schools, a model school financial plan built on the principles of Christian stewardship

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Office of the Chief Financial Officer
            Schools

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
Staff time

Action Step 3.2.8
Take proactive steps in our schools through expansion of programming such as Latino outreach, English as a new language (ENL), English as a second language (ESL), and parent programs to meet the needs of various racial and ethnic groups within our archdiocese and to celebrate our cultural diversity

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Staff position(s)

Action Step 3.2.9
Continue the development of the Mother Theodore Guérin Catholic Academies

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Mother Theodore Guérin Catholic Academies

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Funds from Legacy for Our Mission, corporations, and foundations

Action Step 3.2.10
Expand programs begun under Project Exceed that serve special needs students

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
Ongoing

Objective 3.3
To recruit, develop, and retain effective Catholic school teachers, principals, support staff, and central office administrators, providing special emphasis in the areas of compensation, health insurance, and other incentives.

Action Step 3.3.1
Support and maintain applied professional development and formation, especially in the areas of religion and special needs

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education

Due Date:
2010

Cost:
$50,000 per year (Project Exceed Continuation and Replication—Legacy funds)

Action Step 3.3.2
Develop and fund a system of frequent and consistent recognition of staff

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Schools

Due Date:
Annual

Cost:
$20,000 to $40,000 per year (grants/scholarships?)

Action Step 3.3.3
Review and enhance the total compensation packages for teachers and administrators

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            Archdiocesan Education Commission
            Interdeanery Coordinating Committee
            Task Force

Due Date:
Fall 2009 Recommendations

Cost:

Action Step 3.3.4
Expand the A Promise To Keep program to schools outside the Indianapolis area and into parish faith-formation programs

Accountability:
Office of Catholic Education
            A Promise To Keep program

Due Date:
2009

Cost:
Defrayed by grants?

Objective 3.4
Goal Statement
Provide pastoral care to victims of sexual abuse by anyone who works for the Church and monitor compliance with all requirements of the U.S. bishops’ Charter for protection of Children and Young People.

Action Step
Review all Charter compliance efforts and the Virtus “Protecting God’s Children Program.”

Accountability:
Victim Assistance Coordinator

Due Date:
2010

Cost:

 

4. Ministry Staffing

Goal Statement
We will foster a culture that encourages, nurtures, and supports priest, permanent deacons, religious ministries, and lay professional ministries in the Church.

Objective 4.1
To cherish our priests by promoting their spiritual, physical, social, and emotional well-being

Action Step 4.1.1
Continue to affirm priesthood, its blessings and challenges in The Criterion.

Accountability:
Executive Director for Communications
            Editor, The Criterion

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
No additional costs

Action Step 4.1.2
Encourage parish customs and traditions to celebrate the positive aspects of priesthood.

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Vicar for Advocacy for Priests
            Editor, The Criterion
            Superintendent of Catholic Schools
            Director of Catechesis
            Office of Worship

Due Date:
April 1, 2009

Cost:
Minimal

Action Step 4.1.3
Revive programs and wellness strategies to improve the health of our priests

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Vicar for Advocacy for Priests
            Director of Human Resources
            Controller

Due Date:
June 1, 2009

Cost:
$25,000

Action Step 4.1.4
Provide occasions in each deanery for fraternal gatherings of priests—prayer days, dinners, etc.

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Vicar for Advocacy for Priests
            Deans

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
Minimal

Action Step 4.1.5
Enhance support for newly ordained priests, from parishioners and fellow priests, e.g. supervision programs.

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Vicar for Advocacy for Priests

Due Date:
July 1, 2009

Cost:
Minimal

Action Step 4.1.6
Enhance support for international priests such as through inculturation programs

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Objective 4.2
To nurture and affirm professional ecclesial lay ministers and religious women and men who are serving the archdiocese

Action Step 4.2.1
Improve educational opportunities for existing and potential ecclesial lay ministers and religious women and men who are serving the archdiocese

Accountability:
Director of Lay Ministry
            Director of Human Services

Due Date:
April 1, 2009

Cost:
$2,000

Action Step 4.2.2
Ensure funding for continuing education, retreats, spiritual direction, and time off for ecclesial lay ministers

Accountability:
Director of Lay Ministry
            Director of Human Resources
            Controller

Due Date:
July 1, 2009

Cost:
Included in parish budgets

Action Step 4.2.3
Initiate regular focus groups of lay ministers to listen to their ideas and concerns and refer them to archdiocesan leaders.

Accountability:
Director of Lay Ministry

Due Date:
July 1, 2010

Cost:
Included in parish budgets

Objective 4.3
To promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life and permanent diaconate, especially among Hispanic and other multicultural communities

Action Step 4.3.1
Establish a presence on social networking sites on the internet and enhance the archdiocesan Web site

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations
            Director of Information Services

Due Date:
January 1, 2009

Cost:
Minimal

Action Step 4.3.2
Create a strategy for promoting conversations about vocations among parishioners, e.g., encouraging vocation committees at parishes and schools and developing guidelines and resources to help them operate effectively

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations
            Schools Superintendent
            Director of Catechesis

Due Date:
July 1, 2009

Cost:
Minimal

Action Step 4.3.3
Evaluate offering new archdiocesan vocations-related programs and events that will provide opportunities for prayer and discernment.

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations
            Director of Youth Ministry

Due Date:
July 1, 2009

Cost:
To be determined

Action Step 4.3.4
Invite youth of Hispanic and other cultural and ethnic communities to consider vocations through our youth ministry programs.

Accountability:
Vicar for Clergy
            Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations
            Director of Youth Ministry

Due Date:
July 1, 2009

Cost:
To be determined

Objective 4.4
To invite qualified Catholics to consider service to the Church in ecclesial lay ministry

Action Step 4.4.1
Promote ecclesial lay ministry during career days at high schools, colleges and at youth ministry programs, and career expos

Accountability:
Director of Lay Ministry
            Director of Human Resources

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
None

Action Step 4.4.2
Provide online resources about careers in ecclesial lay ministry

Accountability:
Director of Lay Ministry
            Director of Human Resources
            Director of Information Services

Due Date:
April 1, 2009

Cost:
$10,000

Objective 4.5
Increase awareness of the permanent diaconate as an integral component of ministry in the archdiocese, it parishes and agencies.

Action Step 4.5.1
Provide ongoing formation and support for deacons and their wives

Accountability:
Director of Diaconate

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
None

Action Step 4.5.2
Provide online and print information about vocation to the permanent diaconate

Accountability:
Director of Diaconate

Due Date:
Ongoing

Cost:
None

 

5. Stewardship and Governance

Goal Statement
We will increase the engagement of Catholics and community partners by expanding stewardship education and heightening the performance, accountability and transparency of parishes, schools, and agencies.

Objective 5.1
To implement a year-round stewardship education plan to increase the number of actively engaged parishioners throughout the archdiocese by 5 percent and to provide the necessary financial resources for archdiocesan home missions and shared ministries

Action Step 5.1.1
Develop, distribute, and implement stewardship education resources for parishes, schools, and agencies

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.1.2
Implement a re-invigorated parish and archdiocesan annual stewardship appeal that includes open dialogue for the benefit of the parishes, home missions, and shared ministries of the archdiocese

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.1.3
Review and evaluate the results of the annual stewardship appeal and stewardship education strategies on a yearly basis

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.2.1
Identify and implement an appropriate organizational civil legal structure to support the canonical structure of the Church and assist in the provision of ministries

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.2.2
Promote that facility planning supports the vision and strategic plan of each parish, school, and agency

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.2.3
Promote that endowment planning supports the vision and strategic plan of each parish, school, and agency

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Objective 5.3
To improve the effectiveness of leadership groups (boards, councils, and administrations) through orientation, communication, improved resources and transparency

Action Step 5.3.1
Expand leadership identification, cultivation, orientation and development opportunities for parish, school, and agency governance bodies, and clergy and administrative employees

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.3.2
Develop and implement organizational communication and technology best practices to enhance archdiocesan-wide communication

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.3.3
Develop and implement processes to improve accountability and transparency to constituents for ministry performance and decisions made by parish, school, and agency leadership

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Objective 5.4
Improve archdiocesan agency services based on an understanding of parish and school needs

Action Step 5.4.1
Conduct a detailed Catholic Center and agency performance and service evaluation based on specific needs identified (in concert with action step 5.2.1)

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.4.2
Review and, where needed, update, the mission statement guiding each agency’s service to parishes and schools

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

Action Step 5.4.3
Allocate agency resources according to the prioritization of agency services

Accountability:

Due Date:

Cost:

 

Goal 6. Hispanic Ministry

We will develop a plan to support and enhance the Church’s ministry to the Hispanic/Latino community in the archdiocese.

Objective 6.1
To develop and publish a plan for Hispanic ministry that will be part of the Archdiocese Strategic Leadership Plan

Action Step 6.1.1
Appoint a task force comprising individuals involved in Hispanic ministry to develop a plan.

Accountability:
Archbishop

Due Date:
Completed

Cost:
None

Action Step 6.1.2
Develop a plan addressing the needs of the Hispanic community in the archdiocese

Accountability:
Hispanic Task Force

Due Date:
June 2009

Cost:
Minimal

Action Step 6.1.3
Include the plan developed by the Hispanic Task Force as part of the Archdiocesan Strategic Leadership Plan (Draft of plan is attached to this document)

Accountability:
Chancellor

Due Date:
June 30, 2008

Cost:
Minimal

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