The  Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, led by the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has published the first-ever Diocesan Strategic Plan in support of the mission, vision and priorities of the Diocese of Orange.  

The Diocesan Strategic Plan, developed in collaboration with stakeholders across the Diocese, focuses on 6 key areas: Evangelization and faith formation, governance and leadership, clergy formation, stewardship and finance, Catholic schools and the Christ Cathedral Campus.  

Highlights of the diocese strategic plan include: 

Bishop Vann will announce a “Year of Prayer” in 2020, emphasizing the essential roles of the parishes and schools of the Diocese in implementing the Mission of the local Church. 

  • -Improving the Mass experience for parishioners and visitors
  • -The Diocese will assist parishes in funding and supporting programs to engage youth and young adults. This effort includes creating and implementing leadership training, team building and coaching for parishes to help promote evangelization, seeking to foster effective evangelization of young adults and to triple, annually, the number of young adults attending and participating in young adult and youth ministries.
  • -Provide assistance and resources for clergy training in evangelization and faith formation programs for parishes and schools.
  • -Ensure financial sustainability of parishes and Christ Cathedral Campus operations while invigorating stewardship giving throughout the Diocese.
  • -Implement new Catholic identity evangelization and faith formation initiatives in the schools, while providing training to schools leadership, educators and staff.
  • -Provide equal access for low-income students and equality of academic resources across schools.
  • -Develop approaches to strengthen collaboration and support among the principals and schools.
  • -Develop plans for the long-term sustainability of Christ Cathedral Campus.
  • -Enhance the Christ Cathedral Campus visitor experience by opening a gift shop, food and beverage services and overall hospitality services by the spring of 2019.

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