Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

09-11-2022Pastor's CornerVery Rev. Robert J. Deehan, VF

As part of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Pastoral Planning Process, parish lay leaders and staff members have been undertaking a self-examination on how Holy Family Parish should carry on its mission in the years ahead with a renewed emphasis on evangelization, which is to form committed disciples of Jesus Christ who truly know Him and love Him, and who seek to draw others into closer relationship with Him and His Church.

A parish pastoral plan writing team has been looking at areas of strength and need for growth within our parish. The team has proposed a Vision Statement that will help us all - parishioners and staff members alike - focus on our mission, and guide us to identify areas that will help us better fulfill it. At the end of January, we invited our parishioners to provide feedback on the Vision Statement.

It says, Holy Family strives to be a joyful, welcoming community of faith that encounters Jesus and thinks with His mind and loves with His heart. The parishioner feedback focused on answering this one question: What can we, as a parish, do to achieve this vision? The responses were read, discussed and categorized by the plan writing team members, and will help us to set goals to accomplish our primary mission of evangelization.

And now, members of the parish pastoral plan writing team will present the results of the parishioner feedback, invite further input and welcome comment on proposed goals being considered for our pastoral plan – next Sunday, September 18 at 6:00pm in the Msgr. Glynn parish center. It will include a simple supper to enjoy as we share our thoughts with fellow parishioners. I invite you to come to this special parish gathering next Sunday evening. An RSVP via this link will be helpful for planning purposes, but not necessary. My hope is that as many parishioners as possible, representing all ages and facets of parish life, will take this time to learn, to share and to help identify areas of growth that will become our parish’s focus in the years ahead. I look forward to seeing you at this important parish gathering.

God bless you,

Fr. Bob