Faith in Our Future is a planning process that calls upon the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to reflect upon the ways that we experience, live and express our Catholic faith together as the circumstances of the past and present give way to the new and changing realities that we face as a local Church.
Holy Eucharist is part of Cohort 3 that includes Holy Eucharist, St. Joan of Arc, Marlton, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, St Isaac Jogues, Marlton and St. John Neumann, Mt Laurel. Bishop O'Connell announced that we would be following a Collaborative Model for all five parishes.
A Collaborative Model is one in which the parishes within a Cohort enter into formal, collaborative relationships, working together on specific, agreed-upon shared areas of ministry, shared programs, shared staffing, shared resource. The parishes remain distinct with their own pastor, pastoral and finance councils, finances, census and sacramental books. Collaborative parishes work together whenever possible to do what a single parish cannot do effectively alone.
Bishop O’Connell has asked us along with other parishes in our Cohort, to implement his Directives which grew out of the Faith In Our Future Planning Process. He expects that all parishes will work with their Cohort to develop a plan to implement their Model Directives and find ways to collaborate in ministry about the cohort parishes. Our Cohort Implementation Team includes Father Andrew, Paul Giblin, Monica Lee, John DePalma and David Walker.