A Promise of New Life . . . Courage to Renew

July 19, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers;

With much joy and hope, I received and have accepted the Report and Recommendations from the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee on July 07, 2017. I am pleased now to offer you their report, “A Promise of New Life for Our Archdiocese.” This report will become not only a final report, but also our Archdiocesan Renewal Plan, “A Promise of New Life . . . Courage to Renew.”

At this time, I am also delighted to introduce our new logo for our renewal process, which captures the hope, courage, energy and renewed purpose with which, together, we will embrace the future.

I have had opportunity to study this document, and to consult as needed. Earlier this week, I met with the Council of Priests and, a little later, this renewal plan was introduced to the members of Archdiocesan and Parish-based Pastoral and Administrative Committees and groups. I am very thankful to Mr. Vince Withers and his committee for the time and effort they have put into this venture on our behalf. I am impressed with their sensitivity to the numerous current realities, and with the ways in which they have incorporated the feedback from the consultation sessions into the final document.

I am pleased to share the Report and Recommendations with our entire Archdiocesan family of faith through our website, www.rcsj.org, parish websites and in hard copy. I encourage you to become familiar with the contents, to pray and reflect with it, and to discuss it in your parish committees, groups, and faith-sharing circles.

We now move into the exciting and challenging process of implementing our renewal plan, “A Promise of New Life . . . Courage to Renew.” I encourage all of us, together, to provide the leadership needed to bring this Renewal Plan to reality. Together, may we dare to live “A Promise of New Life . . . Courage to Renew.”

Sincerely in Christ,

+ Most Reverend Martin W. Currie, D.D.​

Archbishop of St. John's​

 1. To view or print the following letter, please click on the link below:

2. Renewal Plan Presentation to the Council of Priests and to members of the Archdiocesan and Parish                          Based Pastoral and Administrative Committees and Groups on July 19th, 2017

Please click on the link below to view the Presentation

3. Renewal Plan - A Promise of New Life …. Courage to Renew - Final Report Presented to the Archbishop

To view a complete copy of the renewal plan - click on the link below

4. Prayer Resources to accompany Renewal Process

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5. Video from the Presentation presented at Queens College:

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P.O. Box 1363

St. John’s, NL A1C 5N5

Tel: (709) 726-3660

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Email: strategicplanning@rcsj.org​

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