Parish Survey 2018

This survey is designed to identify the ways in which we support each other in our faith and respond to Pope Francis' call to evangelize our families and our world. The results of the survey will be used in planning for our future as a parish. All responses are anonymous and no individually identifiable data will ever be released. Everyone high school age and older is invited to participate, whether you are a long-time parishioner or a newcomer to the parish.  

Thank you for your input which will help us formulate our parish pastoral plan. It will be reviewed by the Pastoral Council and used in setting parish goals as part of pastoral plan. Please keep this process in your prayers.
                                                                                              Blessings,
                                                                                           Father Jack  Shrum, Pastor

Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements about yourself, your parish or the Church as a whole.  If the statement doesn’t apply to you or you don’t know, please select “N/A”.

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* 1. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements about yourself, your parish or the Church as a whole.  If the statement doesn’t apply to you or you don’t know, please select “N/A”.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree N/A
A. My faith gives me an inner peace
B. I am committed to growing in my faith
C. Stewardship (giving God thanks and then returning a portion of my time, talent and treasure) is important in my life
D. My parish has shown me ways to give back to God in thanksgiving
E. My faith guides the way I act in my community and workplace
F. I have good friends in this parish
G. This parish community is very important in my life
H. I feel more a part of (or closer to) the Church today than I did five years ago
I. I spend time in worship or prayer every day
J.  I would be very comfortable in responding to a person asking about the Catholic religion
K. I understand my religion better today than I did five years ago
L. The parish encourages us to serve those who are in need
M. My voice is important in determining the parish’s mission and future
N. Newcomers and visitors are welcomed in our parish
Please indicate how frequently the following statements are true for you.  If a statement doesn’t apply to you or you don’t know, please select “N/A”.

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* 2. Please indicate how frequently the following statements are true for you.  If a statement doesn’t apply to you or you don’t know, please select “N/A”.

  Never Seldom Sometimes Often Very Often N/A
A. In my parish, my spiritual needs are met
B. I feel part of the community at the weekend Mass I usually attend
C. I give heartfelt thanks to God for the blessings in my life
D. I ask for God’s guidance and help
E. I am helped by the Church’s teaching when I make decisions
F. I read the Bible outside of Mass time
G. I participate in the Mass by joining the congregation in the spoken responses
H. I participate in the Mass by singing along with the cantor or choir
I. The homilies help me to understand my faith better and to live it more fully
J. The music at the weekend Mass I attend enhances my worship experience
Please check the  activities/programs in which you participated during the past year. 

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* 3. Please check the  activities/programs in which you participated during the past year. 

  Yes No
A. Served on a parish commission or committee
B. Taught a Religious Education class
C. Child(ren) attended Religious Ed classes in the parish (CGS, We Believe, Youth Ministry)
D. Child(ren) attended a Catholic elementary/middle school
E. Child(ren) attended a Catholic high school
F. Belonged to a small faith sharing/prayer group
G. Belonged to a bible study group
H. Belonged to a parish committee, group, or Knights
I. Attended TOSA
J. Attended a cultural event (Simbang Gabi, Guadalupe, Etc.)
K. Participated in Outreach service (ARISE, Christmas Gift program, Reach Dinner, etc.)
L. Contributed to the Hatti Fundraiser
How frequently did you participate in each of these parish or church opportunities during the past year ?

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* 4. How frequently did you participate in each of these parish or church opportunities during the past year ?

  Not at All A few times Often
A. Went to an Adult Education session/class
B. Served as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector
C. Served as an usher
D. Read the Catholic Northwest Magazine
E. Read other Catholic newspaper or magazine
F. Read the parish weekly bulletin
G. Visited the parish website
H. Visited another Catholic website or blog
I. Listened to Catholic radio
J. Watched a Catholic program on TV
K. Attended devotions (e.g. rosary, novena, Stations of the Cross, Benediction)
L. Attended a parish social event
M. Attended Eucharistic Adoration
N. Attended daily Mass
O. Attended Sunday Mass at another parish
P. Went to a retreat or the parish mission
Considering your personal God-given gifts and talents, how would you like to help St Anthony parish and serve the community?

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* 5. Considering your personal God-given gifts and talents, how would you like to help St Anthony parish and serve the community?

Considering your needs and those of your family and the community, please rank what you feel is the level need St. Anthony has for additional or greater amounts of each of the following?

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* 6. Considering your needs and those of your family and the community, please rank what you feel is the level need St. Anthony has for additional or greater amounts of each of the following?

  Low Need Medium Need High Need
A. Additional opportunities for adults to learn about/strengthen their faith
B. Other prayer opportunities in addition to weekend Mass (e.g., prayer groups, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, the rosary)
 C. A greater emphasis on, and support in, reaching out to (inviting back) Catholics who no longer practice their faith
D. Additional programs/activities for teens to strengthen their faith and put it into action
E. Programs/activities for young adults to strengthen their faith and put it into action
F. Additional opportunities for high quality sacramental preparation and religious education for all parish children
G. Additional opportunities to serve those in need in our parish or the community
H. Greater support for families facing difficulties (health, financial, marital)
I. Additional bible study programs
J. Additional opportunities to get to know other parishioners through service or social events
K. Additional opportunities to gather with other parishioners who share my interests (Hiking, Knitting, Gardening, Bunco, Cycling, Photography, Etc.)
L. A greater emphasis on welcoming newcomers to the parish
In your opinion, which of the parish activities/services listed above are the three greatest needs? (Please use the letters in front of the options to indicate your top priorities.)

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* 7. In your opinion, which of the parish activities/services listed above are the three greatest needs? (Please use the letters in front of the options to indicate your top priorities.)

What can St Anthony offer more of that would be most helpful to your spiritual growth? Please specify.

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* 8. What can St Anthony offer more of that would be most helpful to your spiritual growth? Please specify.

What is your perception of the current financial status of the parish? (check one)

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* 9. What is your perception of the current financial status of the parish? (check one)

In the event of a budget shortfall which of the following responses do you think is a good idea to help cover the shortage? (Check All that Apply)

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* 10. In the event of a budget shortfall which of the following responses do you think is a good idea to help cover the shortage? (Check All that Apply)

Which of the following apply to you? 

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* 11. Which of the following apply to you? 

  No Yes
A.  In the past 6 months, have you invited someone who is a non-practicing Catholic to attend Mass or another parish liturgy or activity with you?
B. In the past 6 months, have you invited someone who is an ex-parishioner of St. Anthony to attend Mass or another parish liturgy or activity with you?
C. In the past 6 months, have you invited someone who is a non-Catholic to attend Mass or another parish liturgy or activity with you?
D. In the past 6 months, has someone from the parish (pastor, staff member, another parishioner) invited you, in person, to give to or serve the parish in some way?
For approximately how many years have you been attending Mass at this parish

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* 12. For approximately how many years have you been attending Mass at this parish

Are you a registered parishioner at St Anthony?

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* 13. Are you a registered parishioner at St Anthony?

How often do you attend Saturday or Sunday mass at St Anthony?

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* 14. How often do you attend Saturday or Sunday mass at St Anthony?

When did you become a Catholic?

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* 15. When did you become a Catholic?

Have you been confirmed in the Catholic Church?

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* 16. Have you been confirmed in the Catholic Church?

About how many times in the past year have you gone to Confession?

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* 17. About how many times in the past year have you gone to Confession?

What is the year of your birth?

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* 18. What is the year of your birth?

Sex:

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* 19. Sex:

If you have grown children (18+), how many are regularly attending Mass at the present time? How many are not?  (If you have no grown children, please enter a “0” in both boxes.)

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* 20. If you have grown children (18+), how many are regularly attending Mass at the present time? How many are not?  (If you have no grown children, please enter a “0” in both boxes.)

If you have grown children (18+), are they registered in the parish?

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* 21. If you have grown children (18+), are they registered in the parish?

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