Recently, we mailed materials about the 2018 Planned Offertory Program (POP) to parishioners' homes.
During the spring months of 2016, nearly fifty OLPH parishioners participated in a 14-week program called the Archdiocesan Parish Transformation Process. The purpose of this program is to ask each of us to reflect on how well we are living Christ’s Mission today.
Some time was spent assessing our faith community. We heard fellow parishioners talk about their personal faith journeys and what OLPH means to them; we considered our history, our name, our legacy, and our accomplishments; and we studied the results of surveys completed by nearly 350 families and over 200 young people. It was clear to all of us that OLPH has a proud history and has been a critical part of many people’s faith lives.
As a result of the assessment and discussion, several strengths and areas for opportunities were identified. Addtionally, an implementation team was formed and goals were identified. Much of the fruit of the labor of those that participated in the initial assessment, as well as those now carrying out plans, will be included here.