As communicated earlier this month, October is feedback month for comments on our Strategic Pastoral Planning Executive Summary Report–which is going very well. The additional feedback will be helpful. Click the Diocese e-mail address to leave feedback on the Report: The deadline for submitting feedback is this Friday, Oct. 27.
Next Steps & Bishop Video
Based off the Report, final feedback and other measures, Bishop David P. Talley will discuss a draft Vision Statement and steps forward with our Priests in a few weeks at our Diocese’s 2023 Priest Convocation. Then on Sunday, Dec. 3, and throughout the Advent season, our Priests will share our Diocese’s Vision Statement and next steps with our Strategic Pastoral Planning process across our 47 churches in West Tennessee. Also, please take a moment to listen to Bishop Talley’s latest thoughts about our Strategic Pastoral Planning process:
Phase lll 2024 & Implement 2025
As the New Year begins, this means the start of Phase III (Jan. 2024-Dec. 2024) where our Strategic Pastoral Planning Committee will begin to develop detailed action plans designed to achieve our Vision Statement with the help of a few Task Teams across our Diocese’s Ministries. The process will involve Committee and Task Team meetings during the first six to eight months of 2024. After consulting with our Diocese’s Presbyteral and Finance Councils, and other Diocesan organizations, the Committee will then recommend a three-to-five-year Strategic Pastoral Plan to Bishop Talley for final approval and implementation in January 2025.
Meetings & Task Teams
For transparency, below is a list of our Diocese’s Strategic Pastoral Planning Committee meetings scheduled with Bishop Talley throughout 2024.
• Monday, Feb. 5, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Bishop’s Conference Room at the Chancery
• Monday, May 6, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Bishop’s Conference Room at the Chancery
• Monday, Aug. 19, 1:00pm-2:30 pm, Bishop’s Conference Room at the Chancery
• Final Committee meeting in Nov. 2024 following the 2024 Priest Convocation
There also will be many additional meetings scheduled that involve Task Teams assigned to develop action plans and accountability in each of the Strategic Pastoral Planning’s priority areas.
Report & Outline
For further use and to continue sharing, please click the links below to view our Strategic Pastoral Planning Executive Summary Report and Outline Summary, which are both in English and Spanish.
Questions & Prayers
If you have any questions about the communications being shared, please let us know. Let’s continue to pray for the success of this important Strategic Pastoral Planning process. Many blessings and thank you!
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