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 5, 2021
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YOUTH: Director of Youth Ministry began in August 2021.

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

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

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YOUTH: Director of Child and Adult Discipleship began in August 2021.

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YOUTH: Launched ECHO program from Norte Dame in August 2021 to assist in youth ministry.

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71/78 OF PARISHES COMPLETED...FINANCE & ADMIN: Transition parish financials to a hosted environment.

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

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

75%

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.

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

50%

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

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

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

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FINANCE & ADMIN: Expand the Chancery Audit to include all parishes and schools. Financial review being conducted regularly.

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FINANCE & ADMIN: Posting online annually the source and use of The Catholic Appeal.

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

40%

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.

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

25%

COMMUNICATIONS: Enhance the DFR Website, timing is TBD.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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COMMUNICATIONS: Create a central database.

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

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FACILITIES & RE: Streamline Fall River campus contracts/vendors.

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

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FINANCE & ADMIN: Director of Strategic and Pastoral Planning began in July 2019

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

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FINANCE & ADMIN: Integrated diocesan schools business functions into the Chancery operations.