The Pastoral Plan
Disciples in Mission is the Pastoral Plan promulgated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley in 2012 based on the recommendations of the Pastoral Planning Commission.
It is founded on the recognition that our parishes are Eucharistic communities of God’s faithful people, entrusted with carrying out the mission given by Jesus Christ to the Church. Each element of this proposed plan is a means for enabling parish communities to fulfill the Gospel mission.
Having been approved and signed by His Eminence Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap, it stands, as written and approved, as law. From the beginning, there has been a commitment that the Office of Pastoral Planning would closely monitor progress at each stage of implementation and, after receiving feedback from pastors, and in consultation with appropriate offices and agencies, would make necessary adjustments to the plan. Because the original document cannot not be changed, adjustments to the plan are described in the addenda which is found at the end of the original document.
Read Disciples in Mission here:
DISCIPLES IN MISSION: A Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston