what is a MISSION STATEMENT?
It is a short statement of an organization’s purpose,
identifying the scope of its operations and values.
For us it is a kind of excerpt of the Rule of Life in the language of today.
A vision should be understood and shared by members of the organization. It should be inspiring and uplifting to everyone involved in our efforts.
And of course, it must be easy to communicate – for example, it is generally short enough to fit on a T-shirt
The mission is the reason for being, so the mission statement contains a few of the major priorities and must be different from specifics goals or objectives. It should be stated as concisely and clearly as possible.
The mission should be a balance both the head and the heart.
The Reign of the Heart of Jesus
in Souls and Societies.Fr. Leo John Dehon
Vision: long-term, panoramic view
- points to the future
- communicates hope, energy and the joy of the Gospel
Mission: what is our congregation’s purpose?
- what we can do?
- what would be missing if there were no Dehonians?