Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial has been making the rounds. Over the past two Saturdays, he has met with

Fr. Dan Hall enjoys a break with Associates Ken and Michelle Barrie, and Fr. John Peeters.

members of the Viatorian Community to continue mapping out a strategic planning process for the future.

Strategic planning can be fun. Just ask Fr. Dan Belanger, Associate Mary Finks and Br. John Eustice.

He met Feb. 5 with associate and professed members from the Arlington Heights/Chicago region, before meeting one week later with Viatorians in the Bourbonnais/Kankakee region.

A visit to Las Vegas is planned for March 19.

Planning for the future — strategically — is not easy. The process is slow — taking up to three years to complete — and methodical, but Fr. Hall and his Provincial Council believe that by working together to proactively set goals, it strengthens the community around this shared purpose.

Fr. Don Wehnert looks over the notes of Associates John Ohlendorf and Gema Rangel.

Already, Viatorians have identified nine goals and with each goal they have identified several objectives. At these meetings, they are working to devise strategies to animate these objectives.

Still, everyone is finding the rewards of gathering together and talking about the Viatorian Community — after two years of the pandemic — well, to be priceless.