Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

l. Conduct team-building for the Committee based on the Catholic Leadership Institute

[CLI Model].

II. Develop and implement, in consultation with pastors from each deanery, an overall plan for the diocese that meets the pastoral needs of the community of believers in the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

A. Review diocesan and parish data, as well as existing strategies developed by current planning committee.

B. Increase the use of lay leaders throughout the diocese.

a. Review research on the role and use of lay leaders to support pastors with their parish responsibilities.

b. Ensure that there is a plan for assisting, mentoring, and guiding lay leaders.

C. Review research and best practices currently available for pastoral ministry.

D. Develop the financial plan needed to support the plan.

E. Monitor and evaluate the overall plan and revise it as needed. Members of the LSPC should be prepared to visit parishes when necessary and to assist parishes, which may be undergoing change.

III. Design a mechanism for communicating the work of the Living Stones Planning Committee to pastors, deacons, religious and laity throughout the diocese.