I am very excited that our parish has been selected to
participate in a national study of vibrant parishes
conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute.
The Catholic Leadership Institute is an international
apostolate that does leadership training and
development. They are looking to research 100
parishes over the next three years, and we have been
selected to participate in the third wave of research
looking to study discipleship and parish engagement.
... But I need your help.
The study requires as many parishioners as possible to complete a 10-15 minute survey online. The survey will only be available from the week of January 18 through Wednesday, February 17th and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what efforts the parish is doing to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. Each member of a household, 18 and older should complete the survey.
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to me, the staff and our many volunteers as we seek ways to best support everyone in their discipleship journey. If we don’t have an email address for you, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name so we can add you to the list.
If you don’t use email –
• Use the following link to complete the survey online before Feb. 17th.
• You may obtain a paper copy of the survey at our parish offices during regular
business hours. Copies are also available at the entrances of the Church.
I look forward to sharing the findings with you this summer when we get the results.
Thank you for helping me with this important project!
My Prayers and Blessings to all!
** The Christian Leadership Institute has extended the deadline to
Holy Week & Easter - Mass Schedule
HOLY WEEK / EASTER
Pope Francis has
“to find in this
Jubilee the joy of
God’s mercy (…)
and to not forget
Throughout the Holy Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Portland will focus on a specific work or works of mercy each month. Bishop Deeley encourages you, individually and as a parish, to rediscover these works of mercy and live them out.
February 2016, the monthly theme is
Visit the Sick/Comfort the Afflicted.
The monthly resources are available at:
February - Works of Mercy
Year of Mercy - Monthy Themes