Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves

In the spirit of building community in the light of Christ we will

  1. Pray, worship and celebrate our relationship with God in ways that enhance the spiritual growth of our diverse community;
  2. Foster the faith formation of parishioners in all stages of life as we journey to reach our full potential;
  3. Inspire all parishioners to share their unique God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure;
  4. Serve people in need, do justice, stand for dignity and promote peace;
  5. Cultivate relationships with other faith communities seeking harmony with one another as children of God;
  6. Act as the living presence of Christ in our world, building relationships, healing brokenness, serving others and welcoming all.

This Plan is the product of a community-wide effort by a parish intent on celebrating its faith through liturgy, faith formation, lay development and outreach to the surrounding Mudichur – Holy Family Church area. These roots are reflected throughout the Plan and in the path that we have set for our future. The philosophies of Shared Leadership and Servant Leadership are core principles in this parish. With the limited number of priests available to serve us, we - as individuals and as a community - must continue to share a portion of the parish responsibilities in support of our pastor and clergy. By taking on more responsibility and leadership, we do so in service of each other and our Holy family community.

This is an ambitious Plan. To ensure we achieve the Goals and Objectives, Advocates have been identified for every Objective. It is intended that Objectives be carried out through the efforts of a ministry, a committee or a group of passionate parishioners. The role of the Advocate is to ensure that the collective efforts of the parish address the Objectives in a timely and effective manner. This Parish Pastoral Plan was developed and will be implemented keeping several external assumptions in mind. We expect the existing demographic and economic trends influencing Holy family Catholic Church will continue for at least the next 5 years. We expect that the population in our area will grow, while also continuing to age. We believe that there will be an increasing divergence between the wealthy and the poor, with an affluent professional population, as well as a population living in economic stress or clear poverty. When our parish was newly formed, it relied on the combined efforts of many small groups to achieve its goals. This is a principle that we embrace and utilise throughout this Plan.

Because Small groups are the building blocks of a Spirit-guided parish; the intent is to leverage their strength and cohesiveness to successfully implement the Plan. Each of us has a unique understanding of our parish, our faith and how to serve one another. In order to become the parish that God intends for us to be, we must rely on our shared faith in

Response to the Spirit the Parish Pastoral Plan calls for us to build our collective understanding and awareness by learning about our faith, our community and ourselves. By learning and celebrating our faith together, we will foster the development of one faith community that is “loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves.”

Parish Priest
(Rev. Fr. J. Michael Alexander)

Pastoral Program of the Holy Family Church
  1. Youth Animation Programme (YAP)
  2. Youth Mass
  3. Youth Formation Centre
  4. Youth Prayer Activities – Prayer Group
  5. Youth Summer Camp
  6. Theatre worksop for Youth
  7. Sportsfest
  8. Employment bureau
  9. Youth faith Promotion – Speaker’s bureau
  10. Team building seminars
  11. Poverty Alleviation Program (PAP)
  12. Baseline survey
  13. Job Placement
  14. Crisis intervention
  15. Health Care
  16. Scholarships
  17. Waste management
  18. Outreach Programs
  19. Advocacy
  20. Involvement in impending bills in Congress that challenge Gospel Values and christian doctrines
  21. Involvement in economic and business issues like-forced labour and child labour
  22. Involvement in mass media crusade Parish Public Affairs (PPA)
  23. Assistance in honest and fair elections
  24. Validation of Voter’s data
  25. Assistance in voter’s Education

Organisation of Poll watcher’s
  1. Parish Construction Programmes(PCP)
  2. Holy family church
  3. St. Michael’s CBSE Academy
  1. Parish Economical Policy (PEP)
  2. Identify and recognise the donors and contributors
  3. Transparency in financial concerns
Catholic Parish Library (CPL)
  1. Pope’s encyclicals
  2. Pope’s letters
  3. TNBC concerns and discussion
  4. CCBI concerns and discussion
  5. CBCI concerns and discussion
  6. Books published on faith related matters
  7. Books published on morality related matters
  8. Books on Sacraments
  9. Books on Catechism – family, children, youth, elders
  10. Books on health related matters
  11. Books on education related matters
  12. Books on social issues
  13. Daily News papers
  14. Books on basic scripture matters

Faith Formation Programme (FFP)
  1. House visit
  2. Visiting the sick
  3. House blessing
  4. Annual Retreats
  5. Monthly recollections
  6. Bible Study and sharing
  7. Servant hood seminars
  8. Devotion for Eucharist, Mother Mary
  9. Faith building seminars
  10. Bible questionnaire
  11. Every Month a book
  12. Evangelisation
  13. Propagation of faith and Gospel Values in BCC
  14. Discipleship life
  15. Outreach Gospel Program
  16. Stewardship
  17. Discipleship life “Punithar Pathai Punitha pathai puthiya pathai”
  18. Team building activity
  19. Trainers/Facilitators/speakers training seminars
  20. Develop existing and potential leaders
  21. Values formation program

  1. Literacy program - Nil dropouts in the parish
  2. Minimum qualification is Under Graduation
  3. Scholarships
  4. Fixed deposits for Education
  5. Admissions in schools and colleges
  6. Free tuition
  7. Skill training and values formation for leaders and members

Family Life
  1. Marriage preparation
  2. Family counselling
  3. Parenting seminars
Family picnics
  1. Liturgy
  2. Mass
  3. Novena
  4. Special occasion
  5. Liturgy annual plan

Social Justice
  1. August 10th – black day
  2. Eradication of Caste system
  3. Sports
  4. Volley ball
  5. Basket ball
  6. Snooker
  7. Carom
  8. Chess
  9. Exercise ground – walk
  10. Football
  11. Shuttle cork
  12. Parish publications
  13. E-magazine
  14. Bulletin
  15. E-Archives
  16. Catechism
  17. First two weeks classes
  18. Third week animation/activity program
  19. Fourth week biblical games
  20. Catechism field study
  21. Catechism exhibition

  1. VBS picnic
  2. Environment
  3. Plantation of teak saplings in the campus
  4. Gardens in the campus
  5. Thatched tents for meetings and meditations
  6. Neam and peepal tree