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Greetings from the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Pastoral Council.
We wanted to take a few minutes to reintroduce ourselves and bring the parish up to speed on what we are doing and planning to do for the Parish. 

We are in the process of finalizing the Strategic Plan (more on that later in this letter), updating the Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Pastoral Council Constitution, and working on ways to keep you informed of what is going on within the parish. From our current constitution, the purpose of the Pastoral Council is to "Act and assist in a decision-making capacity with the Pastor, providing guidance on goals and directions for the parish community as a whole."

 

Soon, you will be hearing a lot more about Commissions. They have always been with us, and we intend to increase our use of this structure to enhance communication and encourage collaboration. Each organization within the parish is a part of one of the commissions. There are four advisory commissions and two pastoral council members for each, as follows:

  • Liturgy: Mike Kister / Fr. Nickolai

  • Christian Formation: Joe Murphy / Cara Koen

  • Christian Service: Mike Hamilton / Theresa Brandt

  • Administration / Finance: Steve Gantner / Tom Rechtein

 

On the reverse side of this letter, there is a list of the organizations and which commission they are a part. Additionally, in the coming year, we are going to be inviting different organizations to attend, or at least send an update to the Council. We want to make certain your organization is running as you would like and know if there is anything we can do to help you in your area of expertise.

 

We had hoped to roll out the strategic plan earlier this year, however circumstances prevented us from finalizing the plan, so we are presenting the bones of the plan here. The following 8 items were distilled from our initial meeting back in April of 2019, and further refined during the fall of 2019. Since then, the Pastoral Council has worked to put details in the plan and how these will be achieved through our commissions. Special thanks to Vince Estrada who has shared his strategic planning expertise with us throughout this process, and will continue to support our council in the implementation phases.

 

8 Strategic Priorities (Goals) for St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish

2020-2023 

 

LITURGY

  1. Increase attendance of school children and families at Sunday mass.
     

CHRISTIAN FORMATION

  1. Explore the possibility of adding a Director of Religious Education.

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE

  1. Increase awareness of parish vocations.

  2. Provide support for young adults.

  3. Increase in volunteers.
     

ADMINISTRATION / FINANCE

  1. Optimize functioning of Commissions.

  2. Review the use of two sites.

  3. Financial plan to support the Strategic Plan.

The St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish Council Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact the parish office if there is an item you would like to add to the agenda.

 

2020 Parish Council Members:

Steve Gantner, Co-Chair

Joe Murphy, Co-Chair

Cara Koen, Secretary

Theresa Brandt

Mike Hamilton

Mike Kister

Tom Rechtien

Fr. John Nickolai, Parochial Administrator

Deacon Denny Barbero

Deacon Bill Johnson

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 Our Mission:  Inspired by St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, our Parish serves God and community with its many ministries by witness of faith, through ongoing faith formation and evangelization of youth, while embracing cultural diversity and social justice. 

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We are a Parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis

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