Many parishes and Church organisations have been
planning effectively for years. However, even effective planners,
inundated by the events
of the day, can fall away from the habit of planning and lose strategic
Let Your Light Shine affirms both the importance of pastoral
planning as an essential activity for Church bodies, and the Archbishop’s
expectation that parishes and other bodies/groups engage in pastoral
planning in the context of the archdiocesan vision and priorities.