Mission Statement

The Vision & Mission of our Church

 


OUR VISION

The Parish Vision is to be an inclusive and friendly parish as the living community of God in the Town of Blandford Forum, here to announce by word and deed the good news of Jesus Christ by expanding Catholicism, utilising the talents of parishioners, encouraging the participation of as many people as possible, recognising and harnessing diversity and involving all regardless of age.

OUR MISSION

In order to achieve our vision, we will:


·       Encourage and support the formation of liturgically focussed groups.


·       Challenge the status quo in the Catholic Church where appropriate.


·       Encourage people to take an active part in liturgical and social activities.


·       Ensure that the balance of liturgical services caters for the needs of all from elderly to children.


·       Ensure new parishioners are identified, made to feel welcome and included in Parish activities.


·       Welcome visitors.


·       “Spread the word” in the neighbourhood to encourage lapsed Catholics to return and non-Catholics to “try us out”.


·       Develop an annual programme of social activities to enable parishioners and their families and friends to meet in a non-liturgical environment whilst maintaining a Christian bond.


·       Appoint a focal point for the Bishop in the event we face losing our priest.


·       Ensure the Parish has adequate facilities and equipment to meet our needs