Assumption + St. Francis + St. Patrick
408 West Poplar Street
Walla Walla WA 99362
The Tri-Parish Leadership Commission, on behalf of the Walla Walla Catholic community, would like to thank all of our ministers, leaders and volunteers for your faithful service to our Catholic community through your participation in parish ministry.
The Tri-Parish Leadership Commission is a group formed to implement the most significant goals that our parishioners expressed through the Know, Love and Serve surveys and listening sessions last year.
Appointed by our Pastor, we are working in collaboration with the Diocesan Parish Support and Renewal Services director Brian Kraut, who was hired by Bishop Blase J. Cupich to support parishes and parishioners as we respond to the Four-Year Pastoral Plan that was announced to us in the Joy Made Complete document.
At the press conference upon his appointment, our new Bishop, Thomas Anthony Daly, referenced the Four-Year Pastoral Plan and stated, “I look forward to studying the pastoral plan and moving forward with its implementation as soon as possible.”
Priority One for 2014-2015 is the Teaching of the Apostles: Faith Formation and Leadership Development. In response to this priority we are calling forth all leaders of committees, groups and organizations as well as all those serving in ministries within our Tri-Parish Catholic community to begin a discussion and teaching on discipleship and ministry.
We invite all of our ministers, leaders and volunteers to gather on Sunday, May 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Assumption Parish Hall. Anyone wishing to serve as a minister, leader or volunteer is also invited and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Please make every effort to attend this gathering so that all ministries that make up our three parishes will be represented as we move forward together with the Pastoral Plan.
The Walla Walla Catholic community recognizes the importance of our ministers, leaders and volunteers and we want to affirm the role that you hold and the service that you give. It is our hope that you will continue to commit yourself as a parishioner and disciple, as Joy Made Complete states, to “take up the hard work with both dedication and charity to explore new ways of being parish and diocese so that others may come to know the joy of the Gospel.”
We hope to see you on Sunday, May 17.
Humbly in Christ,
THE TRI-PARISH LEADERSHIP COMMISSION:
Jackie Keyes DeLaney
Deacon Maclobio Robles
P.S. May 24 is Pentecost Sunday, a day when the Church celebrates the Holy Spirit working in the life of the Church and of its people. All those serving in leadership roles will be recognized at whichever mass you attend this particular weekend, for the work you have done in your parish or Tri-parish ministry. When your ministry is called please stand up for a blessing. Having your participation in parish work recognized is a wonderful way to encourage and invite others to do the same.