Office for Parish Service and Support > Parish Mission Statements > Development A Parish Mission Statement > Meeting 4

Purpose of Meeting

To reflect on and discuss who we are and what we seek to become as a parish community

Preparation for Meeting
  1. Reflect on Acts 2:42-47
Agenda
  1. Prayer (15 minutes)(Prayer should include reflection/sharing on Acts 2:42-47)
  2. Education/Formation of Council (30 minutes) Presentation on the parish including significant highlights of its history and heritage
  3. Discussion
    • a. In small groups (30 minutes)Complete these sentences briefly:
      • We are a parish who…
      • As a parish we value..
      • As a parish we seek to become…
    • b. Break (15 minutes)
    • c. In the large group (30 minutes) Identify and discuss common points and delegate a smallgroup to prepare a draft mission statement in light of all the discussion
  4. Announcements (5 minutes)
  5. Evaluation (5 minutes)
  6. Closing Prayer (5 minutes)