Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish.  This information will be compiled, analyzed and delivered to the Faith Forward team that will be prayerfully discerning future plans for our parish.  Your feedback is very important and valued.
Hospitality

* 1. The Cathedral fosters a culture of hospitality and community.

* 2. How could we best improve our sense of community?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
Add small faith groups within the parish
Add more parish events
Offer more opportunities to share your faith with those not at the parish
Welcome those who are visiting or new to the parish
Other_______________________________________________________________

* 3. Please rank how you feel these statements would help our parish become more welcoming.  (1 = Least Important and 4 = Most Important)

  1 = Least Important 2 3 4 = Most Important I Don't Know
Greeters at Mass
Timely sharing of names when a family registers
Parish leaders take a more active role in welcoming parishioners

* 4. HOSPITALITY - Please mark how you feel about these statements regarding parish hospitality.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
I feel welcome at our parish
Our parish does a good job of welcoming new families who move into our community and join our parish
Our parish does a good job of welcoming back people who have left the parish
There is a spirit of hospitality among parishioners
The clergy does a good job of meeting and engaging parishioners
Most parishioners make an effort to get to know each other after Mass

* 5. Do the staff and employees adequately respond to your needs and present themselves professionally and with hospitality?

* 6. How can the clergy improve in their ministry and relationship to the parish?

* 7. Are there other ways the parish can improve its hospitality?

Prayer

* 8. Please mark how you feel about these statements regarding prayer.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
My personal prayer life is excellent.
I have a deep connection to the Eucharist.
Overall, the Cathedral  is a place of prayer.
The celebration of the Mass at the Cathedral helps me grow in prayer.
I have a good understanding of Adoration, and the impact it has on my spiritual life and the life of the parish.

* 9. Rank these opportunities you might use to deepen your prayer life.  (1 = Least Important and 7 = Most Important)

  1 = Least Important 2 3 4 5 6 7 = Most Important I Don't Know
Adoration
Workshops
Rosary before Mass
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Bible Study
Pamphlets/Booklets
Electronic resources for prayer

* 10. Please mark how you feel about these statements regarding the Sunday liturgies.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
The Mass is well organized and prayerfully celebrated.
The priests' homilies are always well prepared and inspirational.
The needs of families with young children are being met.
Children in our parish have a positive experience with our Sunday liturgies.
The needs of persons with disabilities are met.
The design and style of the church enhances the Mass and prayer.
Overall, I benefit from our Sunday liturgies.

* 11. Are the sacraments and rituals adequately celebrated and prepared?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
Confirmation
Baptism
The Eucharist
Reconciliation
Marriage
Holy Orders
Anointing of the Sick

* 12. How does music ministry at the Cathedral influence your "full, conscious, and active" participation at Mass?

* 13. Please rank the following music related factors that influence your overall satisfaction with the music at Mass. (1 = Highest and 5 = Lowest)

* 14. What types of prayer do you regularly experience at the Cathedral? (Check all that apply.)

* 15. The Cathedral provides many opportunities to grow in prayer.

* 16. Are there other ways the parish can deepen our spirituality through prayer?

* 17. How could the Cathedral better provide opportunities for you to pray?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
More focus on the sacramental life (Mass, Reconciliation, etc.)
Adding parish-based retreats
Adding more scripture studies
Formation

* 18. How much have you grown in faith during your time as a Cathedral parishioner?

* 19. Please mark how you feel about these comments regarding formation.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
Our parish provides quality opportunities for faith formation.
Parishioners are continuing to be formed as good stewards.
Our clergy utilizes the homilies, parish gatherings and other public opportunities to provide faith formation.

* 20. As an adult, what topics regarding our Catholic faith would you be interested in learning more about? (Please check all that apply.)

* 21. I am satisfied with the youth ministry program.

* 22. If not, what youth faith formation classes would you like to see at the Cathedral?

* 23. Are you interested in belonging to a small faith based group that meets regularly for prayer, formation, and fellowship?

Service

* 24. The Cathedral helps me to serve:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
The Church
Each other
The less fortunate

* 25. What would help increase your involvement in service opportunities?

  1 = Least Important 2 3 4 5 6 7 = Most Important I Don't Know
Improving the annual Stewardship renewal process.
Improving communication of Stewardship service opportunities (website, bulletin, e-mail, phone calls)
Being personally invited to serve.

* 26. Does the parish adequately meeting the needs of those in special circumstances?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
Poor
Sick
Refugees
Immigrants
Physically disabled
Mentally disabled
Addicted
Divorced
Abused
Imprisoned
Single parent households
Multi-generational households

* 27. Please mark how you feel regarding the following statements.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
Parishioners reach out to inactive parish members.
Members of the Cathedral parish respond to the gospel message to serve the poor through parish ministries.
Parish ministries exist to provide help to people other than parishioners who are in need.
Parishioners know and understand the purpose and goals of the parish.
I feel that I have the opportunity to use my gifts in the parish community.
Finance

* 28. The leaders of the parish are good stewards of parish funds.

* 29. Which of the following best describes how you feel about tithing of treasure?

* 30. If you do not believe in the biblical concept of tithing, why not? (Check all that apply.)

* 31. The parish:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
Has plenty of income for the needs.
Needs more income to meet current needs.
Needs more income to expand opportunities.
Should cut to meet budget expenses.
Facilities & Equipment

* 32. In your opinion, how well are these facilities being maintained?

  Poor Average Good Excellent I don't have an impression
COLG (N. 14th Avenue)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Hall (Avenue J)
Sacred Heart Church and School (Central Avenue)
Sisters Convent (Avenue J)
Priests Rectory (First Avenue)

* 33. What do you feel is the most important improvement needed for the facilities?

Communication & Parish Involvement

* 34. RECEIVING INFORMATION: Of the following options, please rank the manner in which you receive information about parish life. (1 = Highest, 7 = Lowest)

* 35. BULLETIN - Please mark how you feel about these statements regarding our parish bulletin.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
I read the paper copy of the bulletin weekly.
The layout of the bulletin is clean and information is easy to find.
I view the bulletin online regularly.

* 36. PARISH WEBSITE - Please mark how you feel about these statements regarding our parish website.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
I use the parish website often.
I can find the information I am looking for on the website very easily.

* 37. Rank ways we could improve communication in general for our parish. (1 is Least Effective and 5 is Most Effective)

  1 = Least Effective 2 3 4 5 = Most Effective I Don't Know
More announcements at Mass
A Parish Newsletter
More information in the weekly bulletin
Increased use of Facebook
Increased use of Flocknote (text & email)

* 38. The parish effectively communicates information about the various ministries and opportunities.

* 39. How involved are you in parish life?  (Choose one)

* 40. If you are not actively involved in parish life, why not?

* 41. The councils are adequately understood and organized.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
The Pastoral Council
Stewardship Council
Finance Council
School Council

* 42. How can the Cathedral better connect you with ministries and opportunities?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree I Don't Know
The annual stewardship renewal process
Ministry Guide Book
Ministry fair

* 43. Which ministerial or stewardship opportunities are missing that our parish could benefit from?

* 44. What is your dream for Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish?

* 45. Age?

* 46. Gender?

* 47. Country of origin?

* 48. Which of the following best describes your current relationship status?

* 49. How long have you been a member of the parish?

Thank you!

Please attend Faith Forward Sunday on September 10th at 4:00 PM.  This is an excellent way to share your hopes and dreams for the parish in person with the Faith Forward team.

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