"Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. where he gives me repose. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another. and for all, just as we abound in love for you."
1 Thessalonians 3: 11-12

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Rebuilding Trust and Hope
The Pastoral Plan of the Diocese of Antigonish
2013-2018

 

In October 2013, nearly 300 delegates from across the Diocese of Antigonish gathered  to develop a five-year Pastoral Plan.

For three days these delegates - clergy, religious and laiety, representing organizations, parishes and the diocese -  worked side by side to identify stepping stones to healing and growth.

These stepping stones took the form of Rebuilding Trust and Hope: a five-year diocesan plan identifying six priorities and 75 objectives guiding the action. These priorities and objectives are being carried out under the guidance of the Implementation Committee.

Implementation Committee members:

Co-Chairs:
Fr. Andrew Boyd and Cecile Miller

Bishop Brian Dunn
Ms. Norma Blinkhorn
Ms. Karen Bray
Rev. Bill Burke
Ms. Claire Doyle
Mr. John Gillies
Mr. David Lewis
Rev. Angus MacDougall
Sr. Millie MacNeil, cnd
Ms. Sheila Morris
Ms. Patricia Norman
Mr. James O'Handley
Mr. Gary Rankin
Rev. Mr. Art Riley
Mr. Robert Rogers
Ms. Mary Samson
Mr. Henry VandeWiel
Mr. Donald Ward

 

 

Our Diocesan Pastoral Plan is rooted in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is about reconnecting, re-establishing and deepending relationships based on trust and hope, and is about renewing the Church through faith and service under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Through teamwork at the Diocese, deanery and parish levels, the Pastoral Plan will come to fruition.

   

 “As I review some of the initiatives that continue from the spirit of the Diocesan Renewal Congress, I am deeply inspired by the number of parishioners who have been involved,” Bishop Brian Dunn said. “I continue to pray for our diocesan renewal and realize that each one of us must take personal responsibility for our own individual renewal. As well, each parish must take corporate responsibility for the renewal of its community of faith and so I urge all parishes to consider how they need to be renewed during the coming year.”