|SIT embarks on its mission – May 3, 2009|
| The Synod Implementation Team (SIT) is wasting no time in getting down to its task of ensuring that the resolutions of Synod 2009 are implemented.
When Archbishop Edward Gilbert named the seven-member team and approved its mandate, its purpose and objective were identified as “to oversee, facilitate and evaluate the process of implementation of the Resolutions of the Third Sitting of the Archdiocesan Synod”. As with the Synod process itself, SIT functions under the authority and in union with the Archbishop.
For the period Easter to December 7, this year, the Team has set some specific targets – all to be accomplished within particular time frames.
To ensure that these targets are reached and that the Archdiocese is informed about achievements, the Head of the SIT and Vicar for Administration Fr Jason Gordon will schedule meetings of the Team and the Council of Vicars, every six weeks to report on the progress of Synod implementation.
The Implementation Team, however, has the right to request a meeting with the Archbishop and the Council of Vicars at any time the need arises.
Normally, the Department Heads of the Archdiocese relate directly with the Vicar for Administration, who in turn briefs the Archbishop daily on archdiocesan business. But Archbishop Gilbert has said he will continue to meet with each department Head approximately every six weeks. As with SIT, meetings can be arranged when and if the need arises.
While it is understood that each department of the archdiocese will remain independent, in that each department has its own mission and responsibilities, His Grace expects that departments will dialogue with SIT and with one other, to collaborate or cluster on issues, which, by their very nature, touch the mission of the Church or the goals and objectives of more than one department.
SIT continues to meet regularly at Archbishop’s House as it pushes ahead to accomplish its mandate.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 13:45|