Planning Scorecard

Below are status updates made on recommendations that came out of the strategic planning process. This scorecard is a subset of items and will be updated regularly so you can check out what else has been accomplished!

Recommendation Status:
Gold = Completed
Blue = In Process
Red = For Future

Updated November 16, 2020
100%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Publish diocese transparency report - State of the Diocese full report published on August 21, 2020

60%

COMMUNICATIONS: Evaluate revitalization opportunities for The Anchor, task force recommendations presented, back end adjustments completed and live, marketing initiatives in process

100%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Post online the source and use of The Catholic Appeal, 2019 posted, 2020 in progress

75%

COMMUNICATIONS: Create a social media presence that educates, inspires and connects people in close community - daily posting and oversight of diocesan social media channels

50%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Expand the Chancery Audit to include all parishes and schools. Audit schedule for 2020 is underway, with 4 schools in various phases.

100%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Establish and appoint a Diocesan Pastoral Council - Appointed Sept. 2019, meeting regularly

65/78

OF PARISHES COMPLETED...FINANCE & ADMIN: Transition parish financials to a hosted environment

100%

COMMUNICATIONS: Enhance the voice of the Bishop using new media - live streaming of Mass and video communications now being leveraged

100%

YOUTH: Hire a Secretariat/Sr. Director of Youth, Young Adult & Family Life Ministries - Senior Director hired and starting August 24, 2020

75%

HR: Implement a standard payroll system across the diocese - Phase One is being launched in February 2021

100%

FACILITIES & RE: Inventory, store, sell/donate sacramental goods - a climate-controlled facility was secured as well as partnership with organizations to help value and handle items.

50%

COMMUNICATIONS: Build an intranet for internal information sharing and collaboration - partner identified, internal testing underway

50%

CSS: Rebuild the Board of Directors to serve Catholic Social Services

100%

COMMUNICATIONS: Create a Bishop's Blog to enhance the voice of the Bishop - launched October 2019

25%

COMMUNICATIONS: Enhance the DFR Website, timing is TBD

100%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Upgrade Chancery GL then integrate billing & AR - upgraded and completed in winter 2020

100%

COMMUNICATIONS: Create a central database

100%

FACILITIES & RE: Real estate policies and procedures developed and distributed

100%

FACILITIES & RE: Streamline Fall River campus contracts/vendors

100%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Hire a Director of Strategic Planning, hired July 2019

75%

PROPERTY & RE: Create a database of all buildings and land, database structure is in place with many assessments completed and confirmed.

100%

CSS: Enhance employee morale and retention - an Employee Assistance Program was implemented at the end of 2019

25%

YOUTH: Every parish hire a professional youth minister (ministers could be shared among parishes or within collaboratives. - Timing TBD

100%

FINANCE & ADMIN: Post detailed parish collection and counting procedures. Posted May 2019