Gold = Completed
Blue = In Process
Red = For Future
Updated October 6, 2021
YOUTH: Director of Youth Ministry hired and began in August 2021
YOUTH: Forward together initiative formed to assist ongoing formation for parishes. Launched pilot program from Peyton Institute's Domestic Church for Family Formation completed in February.
COMMUNICATIONS: Create a social media presence that educates, inspires and connects people in close community - daily posting and oversight of diocesan social media channels
YOUTH: Director of Child and Adult Discipleship hired and began in August 2021
YOUTH: Launched ECHO program from Norte Dame in August 2021 to assist in youth ministry.
OF PARISHES COMPLETED...FINANCE & ADMIN: Transition parish financials to a hosted environment
HR: Implement a standard payroll system across the diocese - Phase One completed in April 2021
PROPERTY & RE: Create a database of all buildings and land, database structure is in place with many assessments completed and confirmed.
COMMUNICATIONS: Evaluate revitalization opportunities for The Anchor, Redesigned Anchornews.org and launched in May 2021.task force recommendations presented, back end adjustments completed and live, marketing initiatives in process
CSS: Reorganize and improve CSS organizational structure with hiring of new Chief Operating Officer
COMMUNICATIONS: Build an intranet for internal information sharing and collaboration - partner identified, internal testing underway
FINANCE & ADMIN: Publish diocese transparency report - State of the Diocese full report published on August 21, 2020
FACILITIES & RE: Diocesan Facilities and Real Estate Council committee meets quarterly to provide ongoing advice to leadership
FINANCE & ADMIN: Expand the Chancery Audit to include all parishes and schools. Audit schedule for 2020 is underway, with 4 schools in various phases.
FINANCE & ADMIN: Post online the source and use of The Catholic Appeal, 2019 posted, 2020 in progress
FINANCE & ADMIN: Establish and appoint a Diocesan Pastoral Council - Appointed Sept. 2019, meeting regularly
YOUTH: Every parish hire a professional youth minister (ministers could be shared among parishes or within collaboratives. ECHO apprentices assisting in Central Fall River,Attleboro and Falmouth.
COMMUNICATIONS: Enhance the voice of the Bishop using new media - live streaming of Mass and video communications now being leveraged
COMMUNICATIONS: Enhance the DFR Website, timing is TBD
YOUTH: Hire a Secretariat/Sr. Director of Youth, Young Adult & Family Life Ministries - Senior Director hired and started August 24, 2020
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.
CSS: Rebuilt the Board of Directors to serve Catholic Social Services First Meeting held on November 18, 2020
FINANCE & ADMIN: Upgrade Chancery GL then integrate billing & AR - upgraded and completed in winter 2020
COMMUNICATIONS: Create a Bishop's Blog to enhance the voice of the Bishop - launched October 2019
COMMUNICATIONS: Create a central database
FINANCE & ADMIN: Post detailed parish collection and counting procedures. Posted May 2019
FACILITIES & RE: Streamline Fall River campus contracts/vendors
FACILITIES & RE: Real estate policies and procedures developed and distributed
FINANCE & ADMIN: Hire a Director of Strategic Planning, hired July 2019
CSS: Enhance employee morale and retention - an Employee Assistance Program was implemented in 2019