The planning process will be guided by these principles:
- Process will bring hope, fresh vision, and sense of moving forward.
- Process will have pastoral sensitivity.
- Process will be transparent.
- Parishioners will have information and opportunities for input.
- Parish leaders will be accepting of decisions and give their support to implementation.
- Pastor support and participation will be strong.
- Planning will take the long-range view and make hard decisions.
- Recommendations will be strategic, based on data, local wisdom, and an overarching vision for the Church.
- Planning will preserve ideals and values held in local communities.