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 March 17, 2021
100%

YOUTH: Director of Youth Ministry hired and starting August 2021

80%

YOUTH: Launching ECHO program from Norte Dame in August 2021 to assist in youth ministry. Ablaze Ministries and TEAM RCIA programs also to begin in Diocese

100%

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

50%

YOUTH: Forward together initiative formed to assist ongoing formation for parishes. Launched pilot program from Peyton Institute's Domestic Church for Family Formation

50%

YOUTH: Recruitment underway for Director of Adult and Child Discipleship

100%

CSS: Reorganize and improve CSS organizational structure with hiring of new Chief Operating Officer

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

100%

FACILITIES & RE: Diocesan Facilities and Real Estate Council committee meets quarterly to provide ongoing advice to leadership

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

100%

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

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.

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

100%

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

80%

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

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

50%

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

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.

25%

COMMUNICATIONS: Enhance the DFR Website, timing is TBD

100%

CSS: Rebuilt the Board of Directors to serve Catholic Social Services First Meeting held on November 18, 2020

35%

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

100%

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

100%

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

100%

COMMUNICATIONS: Create a central database

100%

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

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

100%

CSS: Enhance employee morale and retention - an Employee Assistance Program was implemented in 2019