As you may remember, we partnered with the Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) in 2013 to undergo a priority planning process. Part of that process involved listening sessions in which we heard from you about the needs of our community and the direction we should go. We have begun to implement many of those ideas and now have a plan to move forward.
We have another opportunity as a result of our collaboration with CLI. We have been selected as one of sixteen parishes in the US to participate in a national study of vibrant parishes. The team at CLI eventually hopes to reach hundreds of parishes from around the country to help identify “best practices” and factors for active engagement.
Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute online survey. The survey will be emailed to you by email@example.com. The timeframe to complete the survey is from February 17 to March 10. You are asked to reflect on your own spiritual growth and provide feedback on what efforts the parish is doing to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive feedback about the community as a whole.
The information will be helpful to me, the staff and our ministry leaders as we plan for those things that will enable continued growth as disciples and people of faith. After we receive the results of the survey in May/June, we will share that information with the entire parish community.
If you have not updated your email address through the in-pew solicitation or we do not have a current email address for you, please send an email to Maxine Coats at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and current phone number so that we can add you to the list. If you do not use email, there will be other opportunities to complete the survey after daily and Sunday Mass and you can obtain a paper copy by stopping by the parish office or contacting Maxine in the parish office at (918) 749-1423.
We are collecting data from the ground up and want to learn from you—your experience of faith as you live it in the context of your life situation. The more people we have participate, the better picture we will have of the ongoing needs for the community. Thank you in advance for your input in this important project.
Sincerely yours in Christ,