STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT/MEETING: Taking Stock & Taking to Heart A Challenge
Friday, January 29th, the Board, Executive Teams and Parish Ambassadors all convened on Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Boise, for our annual Strategic Planning Retreat and Meeting. Taking advantage of the guest speakers in town for the Men's Conference the following day, we began, as we always do, with Mass with Monsignor Dennis Wassmuth, and then enjoyed a series of talks by Jesse Romero. For those of you who know Jesse -- especially those who attended the Men's Conference -- you know how high-energy he is and how boldly he can proclaim the Truths of our Faith! He was great! He reminded us of the urgency of the work we do in Catholic radio and reminded us that people's souls are stake. These are challenging times we're living in -- no doubt; especially with the rise of Islam and the rampant secularism we face every day -- but our Holy Mother Church has the answers -- Catholic Answers -- to what's ailing us. We need to be BOLD in proclaiming the truth of Jesus Christ and His Church, and we need to bring people into relationship with Him, through our airwaves.
The afternoon business session was packed as well. We accomplished a LOT last year -- from floats in parades, to new local programs, to live-remoe broadcasts, to new promotional venues (Hallisey Tourney/Faith & Freedom Rally/Jerome Pilgrimage/etc.) to completion of our first external financial audit (in which we got a clean bill of health) -- and yet we kept being reminded through the course of our meeting just how much more work there is yet to be done. This coming year we're going to focus on our Parish Ambassadors program in earnest. We're going to consolidate our broadcast operations in Twin Falls to the KEZJ 1450 tower site. We're going to do even more live, remote broadcasts, to get YOUR VOICES on our airwaves more this year. And...drum-roll please...we're going to get at least one wrapped van to use out in the community, so that we have a visible presence at all of these events at which we now sponsor and participate! Please pray for us. God has been very generous with us -- through you -- and yet there is so much more to be done. As Jesse stressed to us, the need to bring souls to Christ and His Church is URGENT. Please help us to continue doing this important work and thanks to everyone who participated in the Strategic Planning Retreat and Meeting. God bless you!