We are using the six transformational pillars of Worship, Learning, Service, Almsgiving, Fellowship and Evangelization to focus our conversations about how to create, nurture and sustain a vibrant parish community. The descriptions for each pillar were informed by the content in the Parish Pastoral Council Study Series, Participant Workbook and Guide, published by the Diocese of St. Catharines.
WORSHIP Healthy parishes offer vibrant and transformative liturgies that lift our hearts and bring us into an encounter with Jesus, leading us to a deeper surrender to his will.
LEARNING Healthy parishes equip parishioners with the information and skills to grow in spiritual maturity and live out their baptismal call more effectively in our world.
SERVICE Healthy parishes offer opportunities for parishioners to use their God-given gifts to selflessly build up the Kingdom of God, both within the parish and in outreach to communities in need.
ALMSGIVING Healthy parishes encourage parishioners to share their financial and material resources in support of the parish as well as local, national and international appeals for assistance.
FELLOWSHIP Healthy parishes welcome each person into a sense of community where they are known and supported in their call to holiness, deliberately fostering authentic friendships that create opportunities to live life more fully as Catholic Christians.
EVANGELIZATION Healthy parishes actively seek to create the conditions for a transformational encounter with Jesus in order to gather new disciples to Him.