December 3, 2020

Archdiocese of Indianapolis launches new pastoral plan

Proclaiming the Gospel of Joy: Living Christ’s MissionArchbishop Charles C. Thompson issued a pastoral letter on Dec. 3 titled “Proclaiming the Gospel of Joy: Living Christ’s Mission” along with a new pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

The plan will guide the vision and focus of the Church in central and southern Indiana for the next three years and will be a resource for parishes for updating their individual parish strategic plans. The pastoral letter and plan, including a Spanish translation, will be published in the Dec. 11 issue of The Criterion.

Archbishop Thompson says it is his hope “that the implementation of this plan will enhance our Catholic identity, mission and presence throughout the archdiocese.”

The document is the result of nearly four years of prayer, research, consultation, input and effort from priests, deacons, religious and lay Catholics of different demographics throughout the archdiocese.

It addresses five critical areas: prayer and worship; stewardship; family and community; evangelization and catechesis; and clergy life and ministry.

Read the pastoral plan here

Lea el plan pastoral en español aquí


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