Pastor's Column

Sunday, January 14 2018
Dear friends,

Thank you for participating, in whatever you can, with the ALL IS GIFT Increased Offertory Program. This weekend we will, as a community, recommitted to supporting the mission and future of SJA in this way. Please know how remarkably grateful I am for all the ways in which you contribute and energize the life of the community.

The second part of this process is a survey that will be going out at the end of the month. I’d like to get the lay of the land: where we are excelling and where we can grow and improve. Hopefully the survey will show whether or not the parish community is empowered with the right tools to grow in Faith, Hope and Love with God and neighbor and is nourished by the apostolic and social life of the parish. The survey will be mailed to every registered household; it will also be available on the parish website and Facebook page as a link to Survey Monkey, an online survey service. Please take the time to provide your thoughtful and constructive feedback.

The survey results will be studied by the parish council with the help of a professional marketing consultant. We’ll then have a roadmap forward to continue to the SJA tradition of Prayer, Service and Community.

I’ll announce in church when the survey will be available both as a hardcopy and electronically.

If you have any questions or concerns about either the ALL IS GIFT Offertory and Survey Program, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

And know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Peace and prayers for you,