St. Leo Pastorate Plan
St. Leo, located in Little Italy in Baltimore, began their planning efforts in July of 2019. Their planning team focused on engaging their current parishioners and reaching out to those in the community and those attracted to the Italian heritage of the parish. They believed that the plan should focus on enhanced communication. To this end, they have hired a Communications director as a member of their small staff. They also want to build up strengths-based ministry, where people’s gifts are discerned as part of their call to different ministries in the parish. They also hope to build small faith-sharing groups, leveraging the groups that have been forming online during the pandemic and offering other gatherings in person. Click here to read the plan!
Divine Mercy Pastorate Plan
Divine Mercy began their evangelization-based planning process in 2018 under the leadership of their Director of Mission, Margie Meyers. The plan kept at the forefront the vision of missionary transformation that guides their strategies and implementation. Lay leadership was heavily involved and this plan is truly the work and inspiration of the people and the Holy Spirit. Some key areas of focus are:
- Strengthening the liturgies at all four of their worship sites
- Increasing their outreach to young adults (both in the community and at Frostburg)
- Forming and strengthening volunteers
- Developing their small faith sharing groups
You can read the plan here, and if you would like more information about their plan and process, please contact Margie Meyers or Fr. Ed Hendricks.