ARCHDIOCESAN PASTORAL PRIORITIES
ARE ST. COLUMBKILLE PRIORITIES
1 STRENGTHENING PROGRAMS FOR ON-GOING EDUCATION IN THE FAITH
All of our church ministries, such as worship and works of mercy, are inspired by love of Jesus. We cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know unless someone teaches us. Faith Formation happens in Catholic Schools and religious education, however it also includes ongoing faith formation for persons of all ages, individual, or in groups.
2 ENHANCING THE SUNDAY ASSEMBLY FOR HOLY MASS
Archbishop Jackels shared, “We participate in Holy Mass on Sunday with our community, not only to offer worship to God, but also to be transformed, and to be agents of transformation.” We will focus on the 4 H’s.
† Hospitality † Hymns
† Homily, and † How we celebrate Holy Mass
3 TEACHING STEWARDSHIP AS A WAY OF LIFE
Everything —who we are, what we have, and what we can do — is on loan from God. Stewardship is a way of life that Jesus taught to his followers by his words and example. Each and every one of us has been blessed with time and talents to share. We are asked to share our time and talents. We can share them with family and friends. We can share them with church and our church community. We can share them in our community and world. All to the Glory of God. What we share and give will be shared back ten-fold.
4 PROMOTING VOCATIONS, AND PRIESTHOOD IN PARTICULAR
More priests are needed to fill the shoes of retiring priests not only in this Archdiocese but throughout many parts of the United States. It starts with praying for priestly vocations, talking to young men about priesthood as a vocation, praying and supporting seminarians and more. Supporting our priests throughout the Archdiocese and particularly the priests who serve us. Vocations encompass everyone — religious life, diaconate, marriage and single life are vocations that also need prayer and support.