Fr. Scott's Thoughts:
My Key Responsibility Areas Part II
Last weekend I shared with you my belief that, with the ongoing decline in the number of priests available for assignment in the Archdiocese of Boston and the resulting increase in responsibilities for priests, often based on outdated expectations, it is important for me to focus on my key responsibility areas. I shared with you two of my key responsibility areas. Today I share two more with you. These are like beacons of light during ministry. When deciding how to spend my time and energy, I look to these key responsibility areas. Though I may bear ultimate responsibility for all that happens in the parishes, if what is being expected of me does not fit into one of my key responsibility areas, then proximate responsibility for it needs to be shifted to a staff member or lay leader. Key responsibility areas numbers three and four:
Proclaim, teach, and promote the Word of God, the Catholic faith, and gospel-based works, so that all entrusted to my pastoral care will hear the Word of God, know the Catholic faith, and practice gospel-based works.
Create and review parish communications (print, web, social media) so that all parish communications express invitation and
welcome as they communicate our faith.
As we move forward, please join me in turning to Jesus Christ in prayer for all impacted by this upcoming transition – the parishioners and staff members of the Catholic parishes in Amesbury and Salisbury and Cohasset and Hull, Father Michael, and me.