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We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God.


As friends and followers of Jesus, we are devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.

  Bishop Ricken's Parish Planning Video

Fr. Dan Felton, from Scarcity to Abundance

What to Expect from Parish Mission Planning for Your Parish Video


PMP Core Team Workshops

To prepare for Parish Mission Planning, your Core Team is required to attend one of the Essential Core Team Workshops. This streamlined training will be 3 hours and includes a 5:30 pm dinner. We will cover the why, what and how to launch and successfully complete a Parish Mission Plan. You will receive a comprehensive manual with streamlined tools and easy to understand instructions for each key position on the Core Team. The Core Team is the Pastor/Pastoral Leader, a Team Facilitator, a Technical Representative, and a Communications Liaison. If your parish is connected to a school, then a School Representative should attend as well.

Dates TBD

Curia Support Team Contact Pages:

Becky Walker, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, (920) 272-8273 - CLICK HERE
Barry Metzentine, Director of Parish Planning & Pastoral Services, (920) 272-8297 - CLICK HERE

PMP Launch Toolkit Overview -   pdf Download Document (972 KB)

Workshop Binder Materials

Front Pocket Insert- 9 Step Planning Workbook
Download PDF     Download Word Document

Sample Agenda
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Parish Planning PowerPoint
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pdf (497 KB)

Parish Mission Planning Overview
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(521 KB)

Health of Leadership Survey
Download PDF     Access Online Survey
Checklists Including Instructions
Access Checklists
Sample Community Data Sheets
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School and Parish Planning: Key Recommendations
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Discipleship & Parish Mission Planning Roadmap
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Final Planning Document
Download Word Document


Surveys & Checklists

Who Should Complete the Surveys?

The survey is designed for those that lead or actively serve in the church or school. The online survey is not designed to be a total parish survey. At least 30 surveys should be submitted, more surveys from various parish demographics will garner best results.

Wave 2 Survey Link | Wave 3 Survey Link

Download the Survey Document

Considered Mandatory
  • Staff/faculty: pastor, pastoral leader, associate pastor, deacon, religious, parish staff, school administration/teachers, bookkeepers
  • Ministry leaders: all individuals who lead/facilitate a parish or school ministry area (including volunteers) such as Altar Society, Liturgy/Worship, Men/Women's Ministry, Faith Formation, Catechists, RE, Youth Ministry, Prayer Groups, Pastoral Care Ministries, etc.
  • Board members/Trustees: school board members, parish trustees, and other individuals/group deemed top-level advisory or governance
  • Pastoral Council Chair or member: pastoral council chairs, council members
  • Finance Council chair or member: Finance committee members and council members
  • Parish Mission Planning team member: all members of the parish mission planning team
  • Committee member: Anyone actively attending committee meetings and or doing the work of the committee

Considered Optional

  • Other ministries, Active Parent, Active Parishioner, Young Adult, Seniors, etc.: Parents of school age children, young adults, seniors, parents of children attending school or RE, any demographic that might help decipher parish/community needs

Parish Mission Planning Checklist - CLICK HERE

Who Should Complete the Checklists? Please distribute to individuals best equipped to answer the questions in the 12 areas of consideration below (one person may be able to complete more than one checklist, but it is not expected that one person can answer all the checklists).

Team Meeting Materials - CLICK HERE

Other/Supporting Resources - CLICK HERE