Due to COVID-19 concerns we are delaying ALL ACC deadlines.
If you have have any questions or concerns, please contact the planning office.

Each of the 29 ACCs were to develop and submit a plan to the Planning Office by December 2019. The submitted plans were reviewed by the Bishop and Diocesan Planning Council mid-February 2020. Affirmations and recommendations were sent to the pastors and ACC planning councils the beginning of March 2020. In addition to each plan, there were several recommendations from Bishop Kettler for ALL ACCs:

  • Have a joint bulletin by June 30, 2020
  • Have a Mass schedule that staggers Mass times by June 30, 2020
  • Have a joint pastoral council by June 30, 2021
  • Communicate the plan to the broader Area Catholic Community
  • Include representation on the planning council from a diverse group of people especially the Hispanic community and young adults
  • Include at least one goal that is externally focused (reaching out to inactive parishioners, collaborating with other faith traditions in your area, etc.)
  • Work together as one Area Catholic Community

Below are the Area Catholic Communities and the churches designated to each ACC by town. Download each pastoral plan by clicking the highlighted link.

All Called to Christ Area Catholic Community St. Cloud Christ Church Newman Center, Holy Spirit, St. Anthony, St. Augustine, St. John Cantius, St. Mary Cathedral – All Called to Christ Plan (PDF)

Benedictine Catholic Communities of St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph Collegeville, St. Joseph – Benedictine Catholic Communities Plan (PDF)

Centered on Christ Area Catholic Community Cold Spring, Jacobs Prairie, Richmond, Rockville – Centered on Christ ACC Strategic Plan Final (PDF)

Come to the Water Area Catholic Community Alexandria, Belle River, OsakisCome to the Water ACC Strategic Plan (PDF)

Christ Our Hope Area Catholic Community Eden Valley, Lake Henry, Roscoe, Paynesville, (Watkins) – Christ Our Hope ACC Pastoral Plan (PDF)

Cross Rocks Catholic Community Bowlus, North Prairie, Opole, Rice, RoyaltonCrossRocks SMART goals (PDF)

Disciples of the Mission Area Catholic Community Battle Lake, Brandon, Henning, Maine, Millerville, Parkers Prairie, UrbankDisciples of the Mission Revised Plan (PDF)

Five Star Area Catholic Community Browerville, Clarissa, Grey Eagle, Long Prairie, Swanville Five Star Updated Plan (PDF)

Foley Area Catholic Commuity Brennyville, Clear Lake, Duelm, Foley, Gilman, Minden Twp, Morrill – FoleyArea (PDF)

Four Pillars in Faith Area Catholic Community Foreston, Milaca, Mora, Ogilvie – Four Pillars in Faith (PDF)

Harvest of Hope Catholic Community Albany, Avon, St. Anthony, St. Martin Harvest of Hope Catholic Community Strategic Plan (PDF)

Haven of Mercy Area Catholic Community Belle Prairie, Flensburg, Little Falls, Randall, Sobieski – Haven of Mercy Plan (PDF)

Holy Saints Catholic Community Kimball, Luxemburg, Pearl Lake, St. Augusta, St. Nicholas Holy Saints Plan (PDF)

Isanti Area Catholic Community Braham, Cambridge, Isanti – Isanti Area Plan (PDF)

MAA Area Catholic Community Browns Valley, Chokio, Morris, Wheaton ACC Strategic Plan MAAA (PDF)

Mary and the Saints Area Catholic Community Elmdale, Holdingford, St. Anna, St. Francis, St. Wendel, Upsala – Mary and the Saints Plan (PDF)

Mary Mother of the Church Area Catholic Community Bertha, Blue Grass, Bluffton, Menahga, Motley, Staples, Verndale, Wadena Mary Mother of the Church Plan (PDF)

Northern Cross Area Catholic Community Butler, Dent, Perham, Rush LakeNCACC Submitted Plan (PDF)

One in Christ Area Catholic Community Mayhew Lake, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Stephen – One in Christ Plan (PDF)

One in Faith Catholic Community Freeport, Greenwald, Meire Grove, Melrose, New Munich, Spring Hill, St. Rosa One in Faith ACC Plan (PDF)

Parishes on the Prairie Area Catholic Community Belgrade, Brooten, Elrosa, Sauk Centre, West Union – Parishes on the Prairie Plan (PDF)

Pelican Valley Catholic Community Elizabeth, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids – Pelican Valley Catholic Objectives and Goals

Sacred Saints by the Lake Area Catholic Community Glenwood, Lake Reno, Villard Sacred Saints ACC Revised Goals (PDF)

Sherburne Area Catholic Community Becker/Big Lake, Elk River, Princeton/Zimmerman SACC Revised Plan (PDF)

Together as One Area Catholic Community St. Cloud St. Michael’s, St. Paul’s, St. Peter’s, and Waite Park – Together As One Plan (PDF)

WOHVn in Faith Catholic Community Hillman, Onamia, Wahkon, Vineland – WOHVn in Faith Plan (PDF)

Breckenridge, Kent, TintahBreckenridge Kent Tintah Plan (PDF)

Buckman, Harding, Lastrup, PierzBuckman Harding Lastrup Pierz Plan (PDF)

Elbow Lake, Herman, KensingtonElbowLake Herman Kensington Plan (PDF)