Entries by Julie St. Croix

St. Joseph Odenton Pastoral Plan – A Beacon of God’s Love and Hope in Service to all of His People

The Planning team at St. Joseph, Odenton were part of the 2018 cohort of parishes.  They completed their plan just prior to the pandemic and have now updated and released their new evangelization-based plan.  The plan builds on the four well-established pillars of the parish; To Build, To Believe, To belong and to Bear Witness.  […]

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Pastoral Plan – Know the Gift, Live the Gratitude

The Planning team at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez revised their 2018 Pastoral Plan to lead their parishioners to make missionary disciples in the Jesuit tradition.  Their motto of “Know the Gift, Live the Gratitude” permeates their plan based on the six Core Mission Priorities as outlined by Archbishop Lori in his pastoral letter, Light Brightly Visible […]

Partnership in Mission plan for St. John, Long Green Valley

For the past two years, a group of about 15 parishioners and parish staff have been meeting to discuss specific ways that their “Partnership in Mission” building blocks of Vibrant Liturgy and Sacraments, Membership, Spiritual Maturity, Ministry, and Mission can be put into action at St. John the Evangelist parish in Long Green Valley.  Their […]

New Pastorate Plan Completed for St. John Columbia

St. John the Evangelist parish in Columbia began their planning efforts in November of 2019.  The planning team wanted to build on the diversity of their parishioners and community by welcoming all, by serving the underserved, and by being a beacon of hope that fights injustice.  They launched their plan with a revival this past […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner- Survey Series #2

Corresponds to questions 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the survey In the classic 1967 movie, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a liberal couple’s values are challenged when their daughter comes home with her African-American fiance. It’s true, this wouldn’t shock us today. In fact, we couldn’t be more grateful for the great gift of diversity we […]