Diocesan Pastoral Plan

Priority #4 of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan:

Build and Support Family and Community

Strengthening and supporting families and marriages, vocations support

“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” – Galatians 6:10.


• Programs, initiatives for strengthening relationships among children, parents, grandparents

• Help parents and community members (schools, lay groups) address important relevant topics, including:

  • Children’s Internet and technologies safety
  • Parenting in a digital age
  • Child and adolescent sexuality

• Establish programs and supports for crises: especially for persons dealing with separation or divorce

“So let us care for one another, guide and encourage one another, and experience this as a part of our family spirituality.” – Amoris Laetitia – Chapter 9, #321

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”1 Corinthians 13:13

“’The family is thus an agent of pastoral activity through its explicit proclamation of the Gospel and its legacy of varied forms of witness, namely solidarity with the poor, openness to a diversity of people, the protection of creation, moral and material solidarity with other families, including those most in need, commitment to the promotion of the common good and the transformation of unjust social structures, beginning in the territory in which the family lives, through the practice of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.’ All this is an expression of our profound Christian belief in the love of the Father…” – Amoris Laetitia – Chapter 8, #290