About Our Church

St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church is conducting a parish-wide survey.  Each parishioner’s voice matters and we greatly value your input on the following categories: Communication, Hospitality, Stewardship, Evangelization, Formation of Adults, Children, and Teens, the Faith Life of your Family, and the Future of our Parish.  Help shape the future of your Parish by taking 15 minutes to complete the survey!  You can also access the survey online at https://stmarysdecatur.org/.  Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. 

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* 1. What do you like best about our parish? (Choose up to 3)

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* 2. What Mass do you typically attend?

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* 3. Is Father available for help when you are in need?

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* 4. Please indicate your experience with the following areas related to Mass.

  All of the time Most of the time Some of the time Never
Mass is a good experience
When I attend Mass, I experience a sense of hospitality and feel welcome
Overall, the celebration of the Mass helps me pray well and grow in faith
Worship aids (homily handouts, music handouts, the order of the Mass) are helpful for my participation at Mass
Mass enriches my relationship with Christ through the Eucharist

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* 5. Please indicate your experience with the following areas related to the homilies at Mass.

  All of the time Most of the time Some of the time Never
Homilies are directly related to Scripture
Homilies are meaningful and helpful for my life of faith
Homilies are directly related to my real life experiences
Homilies hold my attention

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* 6. Please indicate your opinion regarding these areas related to the homily.

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree No Opinion
When something tragic happens in the news, I want my Pastor to address it at Mass
I would prefer more “teaching” homilies focused on the basics of what Catholics believe and why
I would prefer more homilies devoted to Catholic moral and social teaching (especially to topics currently debated in our culture concerning life, marriage, identity, economic justice, political responsibilities of Catholics, etc.)

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* 7. Please indicate your experience with the following areas related to music at Mass.

  All of the time Most of the time Some of the time Never
The quality of the music, including instruments, musicians, and hymn selection enables me to participate
The music raises my heart and mind in prayer and adds reverence to the Mass
The audio system (speakers/mics/etc.) our church has makes it easy me to follow and understand what is happening during the Liturgy

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* 8. I would be interested in joining the following Liturgical ministries (Check all new ministries you’re interested in):

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* 9. Please select the appropriate response to the following statements regarding devotions at our parish.

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree No Experience
I would like to see more Catholic Devotions (e.g. novenas, praise and worship)
I know what Eucharistic Adoration is
I know when Eucharistic Adoration is available

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* 10. What is your experience with the parish staff?

  All of the time Most of the time Some of the time Never No Experience
Office Staff is Welcoming
Office Staff is Knowledgeable
Office Staff is Helpful
Religious Education Staff is Welcoming
Religious Education Staff is Knowledgeable
Religious Education Staff is Helpful
School Staff is Welcoming
School Staff is Knowledgeable
School Staff is Helpful

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* 11. I find that my email and phone messages are answered in a timely manner by the parish office staff.

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* 12. What is your opinion/evaluation of your church in the following areas?

  Effective Needs Work
Physical church building
Seating in the church
Parking
Quality of sound system
Accessibility for families with children
Handicap accessibility

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