The Christian faithful's identification with Christ by Baptism should express itself by their participation in the mission of Christ, both within the Church and in the world. This expression is accomplished by participating in the triple offices of Christ: priest, prophet, and king. This plan is based on what it meant for Christ to be priest, prophet, and king; and what it means for the Catholic laity, together with their priests, to imitate Christ's triple offices.
This theology of the Church clarifies the identity and proper activity, or mission, of the diocesan staff and the organizations and activities of the parishes of the diocese. In some manner, all that happens on the diocesan level and in the parishes should be an expression of the priestly, prophetic, and kingly offices of Christ and the Church.
The Office of Pastoral Planning and the staff assigned serve the parishes, area faith communities, and all of the diocese under Bishop LeVoir's leadership, in helping everyone to best express the priestly, prophetic, and kingly offices of Christ and the Church.