Faith in Our Future Implementation Commission meets for retreat

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.

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Members of the Diocese of Trenton’s Implementation Commission are meeting June 20-21 for a retreat in the Chancery, Lawrenceville, to review action plans, provide responses and deepen understanding in the implementation stage of Faith in Our Future.

Faith in Our Future is an eight-step pastoral planning process that was commissioned by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in 2015 to strengthen and enliven the parishes of the Diocese.

After months of study at parish and Cohort levels, the Diocese’s Planning Commission offered recommendations for parish restructuring and development in November 2016. After consultation with several diocesan bodies and the presbyterate, Bishop O’Connell announced his decisions in January 2017. The Bishop’s decisions are expected to be implemented over the next three years.

The two-day Implementation Commission retreat began with Mass and orientation, during which Bishop O’Connell welcomed the commission members and thanked them for their commitment to the Faith in Our Future process. The day also featured plenary sessions, including an overview of project goals, as well as discussions among Cohort members from each of the Diocese’s four counties.

The Commission is made up of Cohort members from across the Diocese of Trenton, diocesan representatives and the Diocesan Project Management Team, which was formed earlier this year to support the Cohorts. The Project Management Team is made up of six individuals with professional experience in the areas of strategic planning and project management.

You can learn more about Faith in Our Future, here. Look for comprehensive coverage of the retreat later this week at TrentonMonitor.com.[[In-content Ad]]

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Members of the Diocese of Trenton’s Implementation Commission are meeting June 20-21 for a retreat in the Chancery, Lawrenceville, to review action plans, provide responses and deepen understanding in the implementation stage of Faith in Our Future.

Faith in Our Future is an eight-step pastoral planning process that was commissioned by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in 2015 to strengthen and enliven the parishes of the Diocese.

After months of study at parish and Cohort levels, the Diocese’s Planning Commission offered recommendations for parish restructuring and development in November 2016. After consultation with several diocesan bodies and the presbyterate, Bishop O’Connell announced his decisions in January 2017. The Bishop’s decisions are expected to be implemented over the next three years.

The two-day Implementation Commission retreat began with Mass and orientation, during which Bishop O’Connell welcomed the commission members and thanked them for their commitment to the Faith in Our Future process. The day also featured plenary sessions, including an overview of project goals, as well as discussions among Cohort members from each of the Diocese’s four counties.

The Commission is made up of Cohort members from across the Diocese of Trenton, diocesan representatives and the Diocesan Project Management Team, which was formed earlier this year to support the Cohorts. The Project Management Team is made up of six individuals with professional experience in the areas of strategic planning and project management.

You can learn more about Faith in Our Future, here. Look for comprehensive coverage of the retreat later this week at TrentonMonitor.com.[[In-content Ad]]
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