PASTORAL PLANNING PROCESS
This Pastoral Plan is the result of work coordinated by our Pastoral Council. The Plan is based on input from the leaders and coordinators of our many parish ministries, the parish staff, priests and sisters, as well as our parishioners at large. We thoroughly assessed the 1996 Five-year Plan and the 1998 Update, along with recent Church documents and the diverse pastoral need of our community. Following a prayerful discernment and numerous drafts, the Pastoral Council used nine pastoral planning areas for our 2001-2006 Pastoral Plan: Worship, Community Development, Lay Leadership Evangelization, Justice and Peace, Religious Education and Formation, Outreach, Youth Ministry, and Finances. Goals and strategies for each area identify the vision, priorities, and concrete steps that will be taken during the next five years at the San Gabriel Mission. Currently, we are working on updating our Pastoral Plan and hope to have a completed plan in the near future.