Faith in our Future
Faith in our Future Update:
Bishop O'Connell has asked us to be part of the current cycle of Diocesan planning called "Faith in Our Future". His expectation is that each parish of the Diocese of Trenton will collaborate with neighboring parishes in order to:
.A. Strengthen and enliven the parishes of the Diocese as well as Diocesan ministries.
B. Explore new models of leadership in parishes and ministries in institutional settings in order to address the challenges presented by the imminent loss of clergy and religious.
C. Improve our Stewardship of personnel, finances, and facilities.
D. Establish collaborative relationships among the parishes and ministries of the Diocese to live the Gospel and spread the Gospel.
E. Provide for effective pastoral ministry to Hispanic Catholics in all parishes.
The parishes with whom we work include: Holy Innocents, Neptune and Mother of Mercy, Asbury Park.
The first round of recommendations by the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Committee has commended our parish for choosing the Collarborative Model among our three parishes. Check out our Diocesan Website for up to the minute updates on the status of "Faith in our Future."