IHM Parish Survey: Fall, 2017

This Survey will help us to understand how the parish is doing in meeting the needs of our members. We will use the information to evaluate current programs and plan for the future. The results of the survey will be shared with the entire parish, BUT your answers are strictly ANONYMOUS. We respect your confidentiality, and will not ask or record any identifiable information about you. We value your opinion and your honesty. Every comment is important, even the negative responses which provide us an opportunity to improve!

* 1. In our last survey, participants agreed it was important for the parish to facilitate a strong spiritual life.  How beneficial have you found the following programs/methods that we have been using?

  Have not Participated Not Useful Somewhat Useful Very Useful
Parish Novenas
Parish Pilgrimages
Marian Consecrations
Missions/Concerts w/outside speakers
Monthly Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty
Attention to Plenary Indulgences
Parish retreats for men/women
CRHP Weekends
Advent/Lent Small Groups
Adult Faith Studies

* 2. We try to accommodate everyone.  How do you think we are doing with this?

* 3. We provide opportunities to serve in various ways.  How are we doing?

* 4. Have you ever served in any of the following?

St. Vincent DePaul Conference
Service retreats with Youth Group or School
Mary Rose Mission (Florence)
Family Promise
Christmas Giving Tree
Thanksgiving/Christmas Food Drives
Kids Against Hunger/Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event
Parish Bingo
School Volunteer (such as cafeteria, Breakfast Club, Club Leader
Scouts (Cubs, Boys, Girl Scouts or American Heritage Girls)

* 5. In our last survey, you told us it was important to encourage lapsed Catholics to return to the Church.  How do you think we are doing?

* 6. Are you a member of the United Catholic Movement in any capacity?

* 7. In our last parish survey, you told us it is important for the Parish to provide faith education.  How do you think we are doing?

* 8. It is important for the Parish to encourage the "unchurched" to join our church.  How are we doing?

* 9. Have you taken part in any of the following programs within the past 5 years?

RCIA Classes (open to the parish as a whole)
Adult Faith Program (Mary & the Bible, Quick Journey Through the Bible, Fr. Barron's Study Programs, etc)
Youth Group
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Women's Prayer Breakfast
Women's TEA
IHM Men's Conference
A bible, book or faith study
Used resources on FORMED.com
Used resources from Lighthouse Media/Dynamic Catholic/Knights of Columbus in our Gathering Space

* 10. Is there an adult faith program you would like to see us offer in the future?

* 11. We want to have a strong, Catholic, Parish School.  Please rate the following areas concerning our school:

  Poor Average Above Average Excellent
Faith Formation
Life Lessons
High School Readiness
Programs for the learning challenged
Programs for the accelerated learners

* 12. We try to communicate with your regularly and effectively.  How are we doing?

* 13. Have you noticed an improvement in our communication?

* 14. Please rate the following methods of communication, with 1 being most important to you, and 5 least important:

* 15. Is there another form of communication from the Parish on which you rely?

* 16. Thinking about our Sunday Mass; indicate your agreement with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Sunday Mass is celebrated with full and active participation by the assembly.
Our choice of music helps us to participate in Mass
Quality liturgical music is used
The Choir is well rehearsed
We make an effort to involve youth/young adults in the Mass

* 17. Thinking about the MUSIC at Sunday Mass, indicate your agreement with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
We need more traditional music (hymns in Latin, etc)
We need more modern music
We need to use more chant in the Mass

* 18. Thinking about the Sunday homilies, indicate your agreement with the following:

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Homilies are well-prepared
Homilies are directly related to the Scripture readings of the day
Homilies provide me a "take away" thought for the week

* 19. Thinking about Sunday Mass, do you think our sound system is adequate?

* 20. Thinking about Sunday Mass, do you think the physical environment is comfortable? (Heat, air conditioning)

* 21. Thinking about our church interior, do you think the lighting is:

* 22. I normally attend Sunday Mass at:

* 23. I normally attend Sunday Mass....

* 24. Again, thinking about SUNDAY MASS, please provide any specific comments on what is good or what you think we need to improve:

* 26. The following questions consider the Parish Fiscal Responsibility.  Please indicate your agreement with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
The Parish is fiscally responsible
I know I am called to be a good steward of the gifts and treasure God has given me
The parish does a good job of drawing on the talents of parishioners
Parish leaders provide adequate communication with us about the use of parish resources
The Pastor clearly communicates parish financial matters

* 27. Thinking about the Parish Leadership and staff, indicate your agreement with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Overall, the staff is welcoming
Overall, the staff is helpful
The Pastor is approachable
I would feel comfortable speaking with the Pastor about a personal concern
The Pastor clearly communicates important matters to the parish
The Spiritual Leaders of the parish seem to care about me

* 28. Our Pastor has established a clear vision for the future of IHM Parish...

* 29. Now some general background data on you.

How long have you been a member of our parish?

* 30. What is your age?