Development Committees

Telephone: (504) 737-4537     Email: dvarisco@cox.net

Mission

The mission of the Development Ministry is to facilitate the meaningful involvement of people in parish life and to help ensure the continual and positive growth of the parish community.  Through programs of planning, service, public relations, and philanthropy, the Development Ministry seeks to promote a vibrant and welcoming faith community, to provide the means for spiritual, educational, and personal growth for parishioners of all ages, and to open new doors of opportunity in sharing Christ’s message.  

 Infrastructure

Church

Leadership:  Includes Pastor, Parish Council, Finance Council, and Stewardship Committee

Development Office:  Includes Development Director and personnel

Core Team:  10-15 parishioners working to plan, implement, and communicate the overall development effort

Development Advisory Board:  50-100 parishioners giving input into the direction of the parish and facilitating the continual assessment and updating of the strategic plan.  Reconstituted periodically.

Community-at-Large:  Parishioners involved in the development effort through surveys, focus sessions, planning groups, ministries, and volunteering

 

School

Leadership:  Includes Pastor, Principal, Assistant Principal, and School Board

Development Office:  Includes Development Director and personnel

Strategic Planning Committee:  5-10 members of the school community working to plan, implement, and communicate the overall development effort

Planning Advisory Board:  50-100 community members giving input into the direction of the school and facilitating the continual assessment and updating of the strategic plan.  Reconstituted periodically.

Community-at-Large:  Stakeholders involved in the development effort through surveys, focus sessions, planning groups, organizations, and volunteering

 Critical Phases

 Communicating regularly

Identifying needs

Inviting input

Involving everyone

Implementing through involvement

Investing time, talent, and treasure

Improving for our future

 Development is imagining what our church and school could be if we had everything necessary to sustain a faith and learning community that provides for the needs of all of its people.

Development is dreaming  .  .  .  and working to make those dreams a reality.