In April 2007, the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) at CtR, under the direction of Fr. Sean initiated the task of codifying what have come to be called the Strategic Intents of the parish. The Strategic Intents are those objectives which should help the Parish as a whole, and the Ministries in particular develop, refine and maintain focus. These intents are: Community, Faith Formation, Liturgy / Music, Social Outreach, Stewardship, Vocations, and Youth / Young Adults.
In October 2007, the Fr. Sean, the PPC and the Ministry leaders of the Parish met to review the objectives in detail and further, to reach out to the individual ministries and solicit their inputs on these objectives. Specifically, how do the Stategic Intents apply to their Ministry today and also to evaluate where the Ministries could stretch themselves to further these intents in the spririt of becoming a "great parish".
This process took place over several months with the data turned into CtR staff members. The information was reviewed in detail and representative parts of it were presented back to the Ministry leaders in a meeting on April 12, 2008 as a Powerpoint presentation. The meeting served to provide detailed information on the process to date. Additionally, there was a session in which the Ministry leaders were asked to "remove all barriers" as to what their ministries required and to consider where this could lead.
Click here to access the PowerPoint that was presented to the Ministry leaders. We ask for your feedback as you review this information.
CtR Parish Pastoral Council
Top row: left to right: Sue Sarao, Brad Snyder, Fr. Sean Horrigan, Ashley Bass, Nancy Unverferth
Middle row: left to right: Troy Bretz, Lisa Veenstra, Gilda Bartz, James Taylor, Jason Shipe
Bottom row: left to right: Herman Ayala, Matt Carpenter, Deacon Kerry Bourque
Not pictured: Aubrey Surovik
The Parish Pastoral Council [PPC] consists of nine discerned members and three appointed members who each serve three-year terms. Current members of the PPC are – Herman Ayala, Gilda Bartz, Ashley Bass, Troy Bretz, Matt Carpenter, Susan Sarao, Jason Shipe, Brad Snyder, Aubrey Surovik, and James Taylor, Nancy Unverferth and Lisa Veenstra.
Meetings are monthly, usually at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Read the PPC Procedure. PPC meetings are open to the parish. Any visitor wishing to address the council is asked to contact the pastor one week prior to the meeting they plan to attend.
Assessment of Parish Pastoral Needs and Recommendations
Each year the Council will assess the pastoral needs of the parish beginning with the needs identified the previous year, adding or deleting as needed. For each new need, a statement of strategic intent will be developed, i.e. what we are trying to bring to fruition in the parish relative to that need. Then, the staff and various ministries will develop recommendations on goals to be accomplished to assure that strategic intent is achieved. These recommendations will be provided to the pastor for his approval and overall coordination.