Church of St. Mary Reigniting Discipleship Survey Results Spring 2018
Thank you for the great response! We received 172 responses from parishioners aged 14 to “80 something”. The survey results, along with input from the parish staff, finance committee and pastoral council, and Re-Igniting Discipleship committee will help inform the future strategic plan and priorities. If we meet our goal of $519,730, we will have $363,811 (70%) available to help address these needs.
What is the best thing about CSM?
Sense of community (92), Leadership/Fr. Tom/Homilies (19), Faith Formation and Youth Ministry (17), Music/Choir (9), Liturgies (8)
What is the one thing we need to work on?
Youth and family involvement (25), Getting more people involved (11), Social events (7), Better communication (5), Outreach to community/homebound (5), Music (4), Mass attendance (4)
|Most Common Responses||What items would you like to see for the church building and grounds?||What programs would you like to see the parish develop or enhance?|
|1||25 responses regarding developing the back lawn pavilion, grotto, gazebo, veggie/flower/rosary garden, benches||35 responses social/fellowship events including BBQ, coffee and snacks after mass, whole family activities|
|2||10 responses new carpet||23 responses service opportunities to help the poor, soup kitchen, food drive, Veterans/Wounded Warriors, church store|
|3||9 responses padded pews||21 responses Adults: Pilgrimages, perpetual Eucharistic adoration, lay minister development, evangelical initiatives, bible study, theology of the body, adult education, mental health programs, separate men’s and women’s prayer groups|
|9 responses new ceiling|
|4||8 responses replace water fountain/add a water bottle filler||14 responses community outreach including driving programs to get people to church, connecting with local Catholic schools, connecting with other parishes|
|8 responses renovate bathrooms|
|5||5 responses renovate kitchen||6 responses Youth: faith formation, youth committee, school age interactive events, youth mass|
|6||4 responses connect church and Rockefeller parking lots, keep bridge free of snow and ice||5 responses RCIA|
|4 responses young adult meetings (age 25-50)
4 responses Music ministry
4 responses Garden club
(3 or fewer responses each)
|Smaller albs, video games, pool, basketball court, prayer/statue candles, adoration chapel, stained glass, paint/cover walls of church, recycling, display divine mercy photo, cry room, Eucharistic bells, outdoor scenes for Christmas and Easter, religious stone, update lighting in church, display church and American flags, awning for front entrance, kneeler for cantor, larger choir loft, burial nook, more class room space to get faith formation out of parish hall||Altar server training, Saturday mass, bake sale, 5K Run, CYO, Stephen ministry, Middle school mission, marriage/couple programs, community art project, booklet of programs at CSM and how to join, book exchange, sing Silent Night at Christmas Eve mass in the dark, suggestion box|