Pastor's Column - Link to Survey

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Dear Friends,

I’d like to introduce the second part of the ALL IS GIFT Program: the Parish Survey.
Firstly, though: many, many thanks to those who responded to the ALL IS GIFT Offertory Increase Appeal. My thanks also to those who couldn’t make an increase, but promised to pray and participate in the life of the parish! Many parts; many gifts; ONE BODY! Thank you!

The second part of the ALL IS GIFT Program is much easier and comes at NO COST to you!  Well, this will cost you some time- 10-15 minutes to be exact. The Parish Council and I are asking you to please complete a survey. The Parish Council and I would like to get a reading of where we are, where we’d like to go, and what kind of tools do we need to get there. I want to be certain that the parish is providing the necessary tools for her members to live out the apostolic commission of Jesus to grow in holiness and engage the community both within the parish, and outside.

The survey had its genesis at a parish council meeting back in September. Since then, in December we enlisted the help of a parishioner, Liz Boyd, who does surveying/marketing analysis for a living. She helped to formulate the survey for maximum effectiveness and created the survey on line. My gratitude and appreciate for all of Liz’s help!

We’re going to start out by offering it on-line. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/SJASurvey2018. Just enter this URL into the address bar at the top of your internet browser and it’ll take you there. I’ll also make it available on the Facebook page and parish website (blog page).  Later, after the initial gathering of data, we’ll assess and figure out a way to make the survey available to those that don’t have access to the internet. We’ll certainly use the bulletin and perhaps even a targeted direct mailing. Stay tuned for that portion of it.

If you have any questions or concerns or if you know for certain that you won’t be doing the survey online and would like a paper copy, please feel free to contact me directly or Jane in the parish office.

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Peace and prayers for you,
Fr. Craig