Canadian Martyrs Parish Pastoral Plan Framework 2015-2020
The plan encompasses five areas of Christian life as lived in the Church,
shown visually as five circles containing a cross.
The vertical dimension pertains primarily to our relationship with God.
Celebrating Our Faith Learning About Our Faith
Scripture, Tradition, Church teachings, Liturgy, Sacraments, prayers,
lived expressions of faith and joy in God
“The foremost is, ‘…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’”
– Mark 12:29-30
The horizontal dimension pertains primarily to our relationships with people.
Bringing Our Faith into the World Being a Community of Faith
evangelization, missionary action, social justice, service to the poor,
communion – of one mind and one heart, caring for and sharing with one another
“The second is this,
‘…you shall love your neighbour as yourself.’”
– Mark 12:31
The centre – the core – holds all together: God is love.
Stewardship and Leadership
serving one another and giving thanks to God
“The Eucharist is the sacrament of love: it signifies love, it produces love.”
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Of course, these five areas of our Christian life are interrelated and dynamic!