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Epiphany's Parish Pastoral Council's action plan.

Epiphany's Parish Pastoral Council's action plan.

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  • Having listened with open minds and hearts, Having heard the desire for connectedness, And in keeping with the Epiphany Vision Statement, We, the Parish Pastoral Council, offer the Community of Epiphany the following action plans as we renew our continuing faith journey together: Through these ever-changing times, we desire to connect more deeply with our God through relationships with one another and our world, in turn, creating a stronger faith within ourselves. While remaining committed to social responsibility, liturgical excellence, and our Roman Catholic faith; and recognizing that all our new efforts flow from the ongoing work and inspiration of the Holy Spirit already stirring among us in many worthwhile endeavors, we propose these five action steps to our community. Before we begin, let us proclaim our vision together as a community.

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  • 2. Vision of Epiphany Animated by the Holy Spirit and rooted In the Roman Catholic Tradition, We are the Community of Epiphany on a pilgrimage of faith. In response to our baptismal call and sustained by prayer: We choose to live the Gospel of Christ with humility and compassion. We search for truth in a complex and changing world. We experience the struggle and excitement of transformation through conversion. We accept the responsibility of shared collaborative ministry. We embrace diversity and nurture the unique gifts of all. Believing in a society free from oppression, we heal, reconcile, and work for justice and peace. Celebrating our oneness with God and all of creation, We are Epiphany, A manifestation of God in our times.
  • 3. I-United in Spirit (US)
    • Emmaus Walk
      • In Response To: our desire to walk together and gather in small communities
      • Create Opportunities for: face-to-face faith sharing experiences
        • focus on lay preaching
        • implement prayer services led by our skilled laity
  • 4. II-Excellence in Art
    • In response to: our desire to heighten our focus on the youth
      • Centered around dance, music, and the fine arts
      • youth will take an enhanced role in liturgical and communal events.
  • 5. III-Border Crossings
    • Social Awareness Program
    • In Response to: call for connection.
      • These missions will cross the borders of our minds, hearts, and personal experience.
      • Mission Opportunities to create solidarity with the world
  • 6. IV-Worship
    • In response to: our focus on shared, collaborative ministry and the Gospel of Christ, we could
      • Expand the existing worship space
      • Enclose the gathering area
  • 7. V-New Spaces
    • In order to: facilitate our ministry to the community
      • Allows for additional programming, gathering, meetings and storage
      • Location: Possibly behind the Epiphany house
  • 8.