Dear Friends in Christ,

I am excited to publish the Cathedral Pastoral Plan for the next three years.  This plan was presented to parishioners in February.  The Pastoral Plan Team has worked hard over the last year and a half to develop the pastoral plan which considers some of the data from the Disciple Maker Index completed by parishioners in April of 2023.  The Pastoral Plan includes three Priorities:

  • Enhance Faith Formation and Discipleship

          Progress Update (July 9): In July 2024 the parish made FORMED, a robust online service of Catholic media and resources,  available to all                                     parishioners free of charge.

  • Build a Welcoming Community for Jesus Christ

          Progress Update (July 9): A Welcome Committee was formed and held an initial meeting in June 2024.  The welcome committee will                                             establish a new parishioner mentor program.

  • Enhance Parish Communications

          Progress Update (July 9):  In May 2024 implemented the use of Evangelus, a new communications platform to communicate with                                                 parishioners more effectively and creatively.  In June 2024 the parish rolled out the myParish Cathedral app as an additional                                       means of communication with parishioners.

Each of these priorities will give rise to activities that we hope parishioners will become engaged in for their own spiritual growth and the building up of the parish, the diocese and the Church.  It is a three year plan so not everything will happen at once.  The power point presentation of the Pastoral Plan as well as the Plan itself is available on this page.

For the Pastoral Plan to be a success it will take prayer and the engagement of parishioners.  It is my prayer that every household become involved in some way in the activities of the plan.  May the Lord bless you and those you love.

Fr. Ryan Maher