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254 Wall Street, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1123


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Saint Jerome Parish

Pastoral Strategic Plan (2014-2018)


The St. Jerome Pastoral Strategic Plan (2014-2018) identifies our Mission, what each of us as parishioners does every day; our Vision, where St. Jerome Parish aspires to be in the next four years; the Goals, which must be achieved if we are to attain that vision, and the strategies or actions that will enable us to accomplish our mission, achieve our goals and attain our vision.

The Pastoral Council developed the Pastoral Strategic Plan from the discussions and recommendations that emerged from the Parish Convocation held in March 2014. The Convocation, which was attended by representatives of all Parish ministries, organizations and groups, as well as individual Parishioners, identified over 190 ideas for actions to achieve our parish goals.  Each of these actions was reviewed and compiled into strategies to accomplish each goal.

Identifying strategies to accomplish our mission, achieve our goals and attain our vision is not the end of the Pastoral Strategic Plan, but rather the end of the beginning. The Pastoral Strategic Plan is a working document, and the real work lies ahead in the implementation of the plan. We invite all Parishioners, whether as members of ministries and organizations or as individuals, to review the plan and step forward to implement one or more of these strategies. Working together we can bring the plan to life and in fact realize our vision over the next four years.

Pastoral Council Chairman
Bill Nurthen