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St. Josaphat Parishwide Meeting Survey Results Highlights November 18, 2007.

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1 St. Josaphat Parishwide Meeting Survey Results Highlights November 18, 2007

2 Agenda Review Strategic Planning Process (5 min) Share Highlights of Survey Responses (30 min) Questions (15 min) Next Steps

3 Our Strategic Planning Process Strategic Planning Committee Analysis & Discussion April - SeptemberOctober - DecemberDecember – February? Gather InputAnalyze InputsMake and Transition Recommendations Parish Mission & Vision Parish Input Focus Groups Survey Input of Governing Boards Best Practices of Other Parishes Strategic (3-5 Year) Goals Recommended Action Plan Programs Projects Events “Quick Wins”

4 Survey Results Overview Overall, survey responses skewed positively Satisfied with worship experience, extremely happy with sacraments Majority feel welcome and enjoy social aspects Lower levels of interest in spiritual development events or social justice forums, slightly more likely to participate in faith education or outreach Satisfied with SJS, but would like more involvement of parish priests and improvements to the facilities 1/3 of all respondents chose to comment Survey Results Summaries will be published in bulletin

5 Who Took the Survey? General Statistics 471 Total Respondents 1183 Registered Households, 283 (24%) Participated About Weekend Mass Attendees About 200 School Households, 119 (60%) Participated 164 Respondents (35%) have Children in the School

6 Who Took the Survey? Keep in mind: Respondents more active, involved than average parishioners Note: School has 20 hr/year volunteer requirement.

7 Parish Description Parishioners most use these words to describe St. Josaphat: – Family-Oriented (63%) – Welcoming (48%) – Community (42%) – Friendly (40%) – All other descriptors received < 20% of responses We believe – It is important for us as a parish to serve those less fortunate (4.3) – It is important to understand the financial condition of the parish (4.1) – Hospitality events after masses are enjoyable (4.1) – St. Josaphat Parish is “A Church to Come Home To” (4.0) We do not believe – St. Josaphat supports too many causes with time or money (2.8) – Sunday masses are too long (2.6)

8 Worship Experience Importance Satisfaction Beauty of Church. Mass Schedule. Welcoming Environment. Music. Overall Worship Experience. Priests. Homilies Want in Homilies How Gospel applies to life Personal stories Humor Challenge/Deepen Faith Not Fire/Brimstone Props

9 Sacraments ResponsesInstructionLogisticsCelebration RCIA Baptism st Reconciliation st Communion Confirmation Marriage Anointing of the Sick High Satisfaction Ratings on All Aspects of Sacraments Anointing of the Sick rated slightly lower, but respondents still Satisfied

10 Outreach Respondents would be most likely to participate in these types of outreach: 1. Soup Kitchen (65%) 2. Habitat for Humanity type program (57%) 3. Homeless Shelter, Tutoring Children (48%)

11 St. Josaphat School Importance Satisfaction Overall Rating: 4.2. Integrating/Modeling Christian Values. After School Programs. Before School Programs. Religious Education. Faculty Education Level. Test Scores/High School Admittance. Community. Music/Choir. Visibility in Parish. Curriculum. Visibility in Comm. AthleticsInvolvement of Priests.. Facilities

12 St. Josaphat School Satisfaction (5=Very Satisfied) Reading Math Social Studies Science

13 St. Josaphat School

14 Religious Education for Children CCD ParentsSchool Parents Feel Religious Education is meeting their child’s needs and teaching them what they need to know about the Catholic faith 72%71% Understand child’s Religious Education curriculum 63%58% Ideas for Better Connecting St. Josaphat School and CCD Program: Combined programs/activities/service projects for students outside of school hours (7 mentions) More joint social activities (2 mentions) Offer religious education at the same time (2 mentions)

15 Stewardship 85% donate $ to the Parish through regular giving or fundraising 35% say they volunteer at least 5 hours a month at the school or church (answer not consistent with our Volunteering Hours question ;) 35% want to better understand what Stewardship means 19% try to get others to share their time, talent and treasure 6% have a business and donate goods and services to the parish

16 Fundraising Summerfest: 83% Attend (Expected income $50K) Unity Ball: 48% Attend (Expected income $100K) Reasons that would make more people attend fundraisers – 66%: if had more time – 45%: if different type of event – 29%: if more welcomed in established friend-groups

17 Facilities Top Facilities Projects – (8.7) Renovation of School and Rectory Infrastructures – (7.6) Renovation of the bathrooms in the Lower Hall/Cafeteria – (7.0) Making the Lower Hall/Cafeteria and Rectory handicap accessible – (6.8) Making the church handicap accessible – Least important: (3.4)Air conditioning in the church

18 Communications 74% believe they get enough info about what’s going on 54% read the bulletin every week, 82% at least a few times a month 44% prefer parish information through the bulletin, 18% through School Communication is right on target – Adequate time in advance of action (2.9) – Adequate level of detail (3.0) – Adequate amount (3.0)

19 Questions We are taking questions on survey only We will end our question session at 11:55 Still have a question? – Come up after the session and we will help you – Or, send comments or suggestions to Availability of information – We will be publishing summaries in bulletin – There will be a reference binder in rectory – This presentation is available on the website

20 Our Strategic Planning Process Strategic Planning Committee Analysis & Discussion April - SeptemberOctober - DecemberDecember – February? Gather InputAnalyze InputsMake and Transition Recommendations Parish Mission & Vision Parish Input Focus Groups Survey Input of Governing Boards Best Practices of Other Parishes Strategic (3-5 Year) Goals Recommended Action Plan Programs Projects Events “Quick Wins”

21 Next Steps Strategic Planning Committee will continue to analyze data and use all inputs to make recommendations Final Report will be presented in the new year Recommendations will be transitioned to the Parish Pastoral Council


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