The Five Stages
The Hope in the Future journey is broken down into five stages. The following roadmap shows when the various stages, events, and resources will be launched but your parish may want to move at a different pace.
Explore the drop down sections below and click here to download your own copy of the five-stage plan.
Please head to our Resources page to access materials for each stage of the journey.
The First Stage places an emphasis on prayer. Invoking the power of the Holy Spirit to engage all people of the Diocese in this process. Key to this stage is to recognize and celebrate the Missionary Activity that already takes place in our parishes.
We will seek to engage clergy in renewing and developing leadership styles.
During Stage Two, there will be an emphasis on encouraging all people in our parish to discern their gifts and put them at the service of the Church, including sharing in the leadership of the parish.
These times provide us with opportunities to engage people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Fourth Stage will place an emphasis on providing formation to deepen this engagement.