January 18, 2024 | Recent Posts
In a Joyous event at the Pastoral Conference Center today, the Catholic Diocese of Ndola unveiled its Diocesan Strategic Plan for 2024-2028 and a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Phiri, the esteemed Bishop of Ndola Diocese, officiated the launch, presenting the strategic plan booklets under the visionary theme, ‘A self-sustaining Church anchored on the word of God and united through the cross where all find a home.’
The Diocesan Strategic Plan marks a crucial step towards fostering unity of purpose within the community. It serves as a roadmap, articulating and implementing pastoral priorities that will guide the diocese over the next five years. The strategic plan is poised to be a powerful tool, clarifying the vision and mission of the Church in Ndola, ensuring a cohesive and purpose-driven approach to spiritual and community development.
The launch saw a diverse congregation, including priests, the religious, the laity, and various stakeholders who came together to witness this historic moment. The engagement of multiple stakeholders emphasizes the collaborative effort required to achieve the diocese’s goals.
The event exemplified the diocese’s commitment to inclusivity, recognizing the importance of involving all facets of the community in the realization of their shared vision.
Highlighting the importance of the strategic plan, Bishop Benjamin Phiri expressed his hopes for a self-sustaining Church, firmly grounded in the teachings of the Word of God and unified through the symbolic cross—a place where everyone feels a sense of belonging.
The Safeguarding Policy, introduced alongside the strategic plan, reflects the diocese’s dedication to ensuring the well-being and protection of its members. This policy reinforces the commitment to creating a safe and nurturing environment for all, underscoring the Church’s responsibility to safeguard its community.
As the Catholic Diocese of Ndola embarks on this visionary journey, the launch of the Diocesan Strategic Plan and Safeguarding Policy signals a collective effort towards a future where faith, unity, and security stand as pillars supporting the community’s growth and development.