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Our Lady of Lourdes Receives 2016 Best of Decatur Award
Decatur Award Program Honors the Achievement
DECATUR July 7, 2016 -- Our Lady of Lourdes has been selected for the 2016 Best of Decatur Award in the Places of Worship category by the Decatur Award Program.
Each year, the Decatur Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Decatur area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Decatur Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Decatur Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Decatur Award Program
The Decatur Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Decatur area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Decatur Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
A Place to Worship We see a healthy parish with expanded liturgical programs to all age groups and building a better worship environment. We also see several major improvements of the physical space contributing to the improved environment of worship. Our vision and the ideas to support it include all aspects of Our Lady of Lourdes as a Faith Community, its leadership and as a physical place of worship.
A Place to Serve
We envision Our Lady of Lourdes as a vibrant and active parish in which each parishioner recognizes that by virtue of our Baptism we are commissioned to serve the people of God. The ministries, organizations, and clubs that may be available at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in the future will give each parishioner opportunities for service in all areas
Our vision encompasses all parish activities, not just liturgical or other ministries. Our ideas include all activities and ministries, educating our parishioners about the activities in the ministry or activity of their choice.
A place to learn
We see a unified parish education process that continues to further enhance our Catholic identity.
- All age groups (from birth to death) are embraced, especially high school through young adult
- A Catholic education is available to anyone who desires it
- Permanent “Education Foundations” are in place, accepting contributions
Our vision included all aspects of religious education embracing every member of the parish. Our ideas to support our vision begin with a broad focus on overall religious opportunities for every member of the parish and channel down to a focus on the parish school.
A place to gather
We see Our Lady of Lourdes as a vibrant, energetic body of worshippers. We have a superior involvement of those who lead us in many facets of church.
Last Updated (Thursday, 14 July 2016 08:13)