We have spent 2018 in planning mode, listening to you. Your input has contributed significantly towards the preparation of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. We are heartened by the responses and feedback that we continue to receive, and these are informing the next stage of our planning. You would recall that in our timelines, January to May 2019 would have been dedicated to the preparation of the Parish Pastoral Plans.
The Pastoral Team has been doing some deep listening to the feedback from the people of God. One of the hallmarks of good leadership—servant leadership, especially in a planning process as this, is active listening. Now that we have arrived at Parish Pastoral Planning, the process slows and becomes more deliberate, funnelling down to some specific actions for this year (2019). We are beginning with foundations—the Sunday experience.