The Collaborative Pastoral Council has been engaged since its formation in Disciples in Mission training offered by the Archdiocese and initial discussions at its monthly meetings concerning the key goals and objectives of the Collaborative. In addition, each Collaborative must focus on the development by mid-2017 of a Pastoral Plan which will establish priorities, including vocations to the Diocesan priesthood, for the Collaborative and provide the framework for the New Evangelization. The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative has commenced that effort and a Writing Team has been established which includes members of the Council, parishioners and Parish staff. The Council and the Writing Team look forward to continuing their efforts with the arrival of Fr. Laughlin as the new Pastor this summer.