Presentation on theme: "Parish Transformation Presentation to Vicar, January 21, 2014 Queen of Angels Parish, Chicago, IL Revised 1/18/2014."— Presentation transcript:
Parish Transformation Presentation to Vicar, January 21, 2014 Queen of Angels Parish, Chicago, IL Revised 1/18/2014
“Pearls of Great Price” Welcoming community Welcoming community Quality liturgies Quality liturgies Role models of faith Role models of faith Evangelization Evangelization Catechesis Catechesis Missionary Spirit Missionary Spirit Building Blocks for Mission Communion Communion Spiritual Stewardship Spiritual Stewardship
Mission Narrative We are a community of seekers hungry to do God’s work. We seek to be filled with Christ – he is everything we are and everything we want to be. We seek to imitate Mary by humbly following her Son through catechesis, evangelization, communion, spiritual stewardship and a missionary spirit that points the way to her Son.
Mission Narrative (continued) At the Wedding Feast at Cana, Mary directed the servants to “Do whatever he tells you.” As servants, we seek to be a parish that is attentive to guests, active and engaged in the celebration of liturgy and provide a witness to the works of Christ while showing that the wine is good.
Mission Narrative (continued) We are a community of English- speaking and Spanish-speaking Catholics, all from very diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. As Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, we seek to visit and know one another across divides of age and personal history.
Mission Narrative (continued) To deepen our communion, we invite one another to engage, step out of our comfort zones, and give of ourselves. Like the frantic parents Joseph and Mary searching the city for their son, we search out the child Jesus in those who have drifted away, helping them rediscover Jesus.
Mission Narrative (continued) We will transform our lives and our community by pouring forth our gifts overflowing from our faith, growing together in unity with Christ and each other, spreading the Gospel through our lives and actions, teaching and sharing our faith, and reaching out beyond our community.
Mission Objectives & Goals Missionary Spirit, Evangelization & Catechesis Continue faith formation for post-Confirmation teens and young adults. o Recruit youth as liturgical ministers o St. Vincent de Paul Youth Group o Resources from OFCYM & college campus ministers o Career events for young adults in college & 20’s. Provide School and Parish adult formation. o Survey parishioners for topics o Monthly 5 p.m. Saturday Mass & formation
Mission Objectives & Goals Spiritual Stewardship & Communion Deepen communion and cultivate spirituality. o Welcome & Hospitality Committee o Parish Retreat o Fellowship after bilingual Masses o Encourage reconciliation and responsibility
School Objectives & Goals Evangelization & Catechesis Improve family involvement in the life of the parish. o “Bring Your Parents To Mass” initiative 4x per year o Seasonal Reconciliation for parents to accompany students o Outreach to parents of second graders preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion (invite to get involved at parish events and as liturgical ministers)
School Objectives & Goals Spiritual Stewardship & Communion Create Alumni opportunities to connect with Queen of Angels community. o New St. Vincent de Paul Youth Group keeps teens (recent grads) involved with service activities o Encourage alumni to volunteer for parish ministries o Annual Alumni Mass
School Objectives & Goals Missionary Spirit Improve School communication. o Invite parents to every all-school monthly Mass o Facebook presence announcing alumni and parish/school events and news. o Communications outreach to Alderman’s e-newsletter and other community news outlets.
Finances Objectives & Goals Church Expenses & Parish Capital Needs Identify opportunities for cost savings & plan for future capital improvements. oFacilities Subcommittee advising the Pastor & Finance Council. oFinance Council formally reviews & reports to Pastor on opportunities for cost savings oArchdiocesan Buildings Assessment
Finances Objectives & Goals Church Revenue Improve fundraising & finance communications. oParish Development subcommittee to advise Pastor, Finance Council & parish groups on fundraising issues oThank-you communication for 100% of gifts of $X+ oFormal multi-part plan for stewardship reports oAnnual financial report to the parish oMulti-part plan for regular financial reporting Increase revenue. o“To Teach Who Christ Is” capital campaign oBroaden/deepen giving (Sundays, holy days, etc.) oIncrease net fundraising revenue from parish events
Implementation Calendar 2014 Welcome & Hospitality Committee Welcome & Hospitality Committee Invite Parents to All-School Mass Invite Parents to All-School Mass Parish Development & Facilities Subcommittees Parish Development & Facilities Subcommittees Youth Ministry recruitment Youth Ministry recruitment Adult Formation survey Adult Formation survey Planning for financial reporting Planning for financial reporting Seasonal Reconciliation Seasonal Reconciliation Reconciliation booklet Reconciliation booklet Fellowship after Bilingual Masses Fellowship after Bilingual Masses Alumni Mass Alumni Mass Communications outreach Communications outreach
Implementation Calendar 2014 (continued) Thank-you communications Thank-you communications Cost savings review Cost savings review Archdiocesan buildings assessment Archdiocesan buildings assessment College-age career event College-age career event Launch Facebook web presence Launch Facebook web presence Invite alumni into parish ministries Invite alumni into parish ministries “Bring Your Parents to Mass” “Bring Your Parents to Mass” Annual financial report Annual financial report Parish Retreat Parish Retreat Quarterly stewardship reports Quarterly stewardship reports 7% increase in collections 7% increase in collections
Implementation Calendar 2015 Outreach to 2 nd Grade Parents Outreach to 2 nd Grade Parents Planning for Young Adult Ministry Planning for Young Adult Ministry Young adult career event Young adult career event 7% increase in collections 7% increase in collections Reach goal for “To Teach Who Christ Is” Reach goal for “To Teach Who Christ Is” 7% increase in collections 7% increase in collections 2016
Parish Transformation Team Rev. Msgr. James T. Kaczorowski, Pastor Rev. Msgr. James T. Kaczorowski, Pastor Julia Byrns Kelly, Principal Julia Byrns Kelly, Principal Bill Brennan, Business Manager Bill Brennan, Business Manager Rachel Hohner, Implementation & Communications Rachel Hohner, Implementation & Communications Tom Donnelly, Mission Tom Donnelly, Mission Matt Persohn, School Matt Persohn, School Chris Callahan, Finances Chris Callahan, Finances For more information, contact the parish office at or or visit parish.queenofangelschicago.org/parish-transformation/.