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What is the Vision 2030 Blueprint Process?

The Vision 2030 Blueprint Planning Process is a long-range pastoral planning process for the Diocese of Scranton. While looking proactively as the realities of our local church in the present moment, this process strives to meet the opportunities and challenges of the coming decade in order to create vibrant expressions of parish life rooted in the life of Jesus Christ.

What is the Vision 2030 Blueprint Process?

The Vision 2030 Blueprint process is a prayerful and participative process. As we seek to bring new life to our mission to spread the Good News of the Gospel, every one of us has an important role to play. We do not have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. By virtue of our Baptism, we must participate in this process in an informed way, putting aside emotion, working to determine how best our local community and the entire diocese moves forward. As baptized Catholics, we are all called to participate fully in the life and mission of the Church. The mission of the Church is rooted in the mission of Christ who commanded everyone (clergy, religious and laity) to:

 

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)


In order to create vibrant parish communities rooted in the life of Jesus Christ, all parishes should focus on:

  • Helping people encounter Jesus

  • “Mission” over “Maintenance,” especially in regards to feeding the poor, helping the vulnerable

    and comforting the lonely

  • Reawakening the understanding and awareness of the Sunday Eucharist and the celebration of Sacraments

  • Inviting people to take their faith more seriously and become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ

  • Accompanying young people in the creation of a hope-filled future

  • Embracing new immigrants and individuals moving into our communities and diocese

  • Encouraging lifelong faith formation

  • Creating a sense of unity and community

  • Increasing charitable works and outreach

  • Promoting vocations to the priesthood, religious life and diaconate