The Office of Chancellor maintains records for the administration of the Diocese, serves as the Bishop’s delegate in granting general law dispensations and coordinates pastoral matters in service of the Diocese.
Since the Pastoral Center’s Leadership Seminar completed late last year, the Policy Committee formed during the seminar has been meeting regularly under the guidance of Rev Paul Lambert. One of the issues the committee was concerned with was any redundancies in the reports we ask each parish to complete on a regular basis. We quickly agreed that the Annual Pastoral Report to the Bishop and the separate call for the update to the Official Catholic Directory (OCD) needed to be combined. Consequently, the committee just finished approving a revised annual report that incorporates the actual OCD data call as a distinct part of the Annual Pastoral report to the Bishop. The revised report is attached along with the revised instructions.
The OCD section is the first portion of the report followed by sections from the old annual report with all duplication eliminated. This new report is still due by October 1st of each year and P.J. Kenedy will still send you the OCD pages (blue). Until you receive those pages you can still complete the sections not dependent on those pages.