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Visioning

Parish Visioning Project

Parish Visioning has been identified by the Pastoral Plan as an important piece of the next planning cycle (2019-2022). The Visioning project will be completed in time for Ascension's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2022.


Why do we need a vision project?

Visioning is a critical process in the continued growth and development of a Community. In order to fulfill our Mission as a Catholic Community and be good stewards of the gifts and resources at our disposal, we need a clear direction for our future. A vision helps us do that by creating a mental picture of what we want to achieve; a picture so clear and inspiring that we can see the results.

Why is visioning important?

A vision inspires action and creates an energy that propels us forward.

It provides us with a practical guide for creating plans and goals, evaluating projects, and making decisions.

It keeps us focused and together even through complex projects or difficult times. 

A clear vision will challenge us to continue growing in our faith and fulfilling our Mission as a Catholic Community.

Parish Engagement

The visioning process is underway! The first session was held in June 2019 and continued through February 2020, until the pandemic altered our plans. We will offer sessions again in 2021!

NEW SESSION SCHEDULE!

  • Adult Family Formation Sessions: Wednesday, January 6 & Sunday, January 10, 2021
  • YOA Session: Sunday, January 17 at 6:30pm

Sessions Open to Our Parish Family:

  • Small-Group Sessions:

               Sunday, February 7 at 2pm

               Sunday, February 21 at 2pm

  • Zoom Sessions:

               Monday, January 25 at 7pm

               Monday, February 15 at 7pm

Interested in attending a session? Sign up by sending an email to [email protected]

Confirmation of registration and a session reminder will be sent to you electronically. Space is limited for each session; you will be notified if a session is full.

There is nothing for you to do ahead of time to prepare for a visioning meeting; just come with an open heart and mind. You will be engaged in sharing your hopes and stories for our future.

          


        

Visioning sessions

What are participants saying about the Visioning session?

"Each person was given an opportunity to share their ideas"        "Enjoyed it all"

"We thought about things we hadn’t thought about before"          "We came up with ideas for an initial vision"

"Great ideas were generated"          "The timing was just right - it moved quickly"


Thank you for your support, prayers, and participation as we work together to ensure our beloved parish of Ascension will continue to be a faith-filled, Spirit-led community for years to come!

Visioning with Ascension staff & department heads

Vision Planning Team

We are members of the Parish Community chartered with Fr. Daniel and the Strategic Planning Committee to develop and create a process that engages and inspires parishioners to envision the future for the Community of Ascension.

Members of the team:

Kathy Hevey (Chair)
Bridgett Passauer
Dana Hlusko
Diane Burke