The Parish of the Holy Sacrifice began practicing a corporate approach to planning and implementing parish programs in the year 2007 when its parish priest Fr. Raymond Arre gathered the then ministry heads and the top 2 officers of each organization for an evaluation and planning workshop. Together, they formulated the parish goals. These goals set the direction as to where the parish, through the leadership of its ministry and organization heads, is going.
Programs were then created to make concrete the formulated parish goals. Each year, these programs are evaluated for fine tuning if the program remains relevant to the parishioners’ needs or for dismissal if otherwise.
In the year 2009, through another evaluation and planning workshop participated in by the ministry and organization heads, the parish aligned its goals to the Diocese of Cubao’s Five-Point Priority Agenda and thus, the parish goals were reformulated in such a way that at its heart is the Diocesan 5-Point Priority Agenda and the PHS’ mission-vision.
The existing parish programs were again evaluated if they serve the then newly formulated parish goals. After the evaluation comes the planning phase where programs are re-formulated to make it more attainable if it was difficult to achieve the previous year, to make it target more beneficiaries if it was a success the previous year. Simply put, the planning makes better each of the programs by refining the objective itself, by detailing all the necessary steps and activities to make the program a success and by scheduling each of these steps.
It is necessary that goals and accompanying concrete programs are available to make the church as engaging and inspiring to its parishioners, so as ultimately, parishioners will be moved to better service for the Lord. This service may be in the form of attending mass regularly, volunteering in parish programs, or serving in one of the parish organizations. This year, the parish servant leaders headed to Capuchin Retreat Center at Lipa City, Batangas on August 19 to conduct its 5th parish evaluation and planning workshop.
This year’s highlight is in the planning of the action plans for the third and final year of the 3-year pastoral goal which was initiated in 2009. Initial evaluation activities were done at the Delaney Hall last August 14.
On August 20, the workshop was concluded by a Holy Mass and an official announcement of the newly elected members of the parish council. The list goes as follows:
PPC Coordinator: Nes Pilar
PPC Secretary: Tere Torres
Worship: Boots Concepcion
Campus: Fr. Mike Ty
Public Affairs: Deming Landrito
Family & Life: Noel & Chie Lumbre
Formation: Vilma Resuma Youth: Nanette Pelaez
Social Services: Seving Arias
Catechetical & Vocation: Boy Lumbreras
BEC Coordinator: Alan Navida