Fr. Steve’s Column 3-17-24

Many thanks to all of you who participated in our Parish Survey in January.  We received 192 responses, which is a pretty decent response rate and gives us a good idea of how our parishioners perceive these different areas of parish life.  I’ll spend a few bulletin columns over the course of the next few weeks reporting out on the takeaways from the survey.


Section 1:  Worship & Liturgy


The first section of the survey dealt with Worship & Liturgy, and most of the feedback was directed towards Sunday Mass.  On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the best score), here is how you answered the questions in this section:

· The celebration of Mass at Christ the King is prayerful, reverent, and uplifting.  4.23 

· The music at Sunday Mass enhances my celebration of the Mass.  3.38  

· The preaching at Sunday Mass helps me deepen my relationship with the Lord.  4.35

· The church is a well-decorated and well-maintained environment for worship.  4.58


The free form comments you offered are summarized below.  We’re just including any comments that were made by 5 or more people.  


● 30 people made comments indicating that they’d like to see the music be more uplifting.

● 24 people commented on the need to develop our pool of cantors.

● 15 people noticed that music has improved over the last several months.

● 12 people made negative comments about song selection, and 6 indicated that it was hard to sing along with,     while 6 made positive comments about song selection.

● 10 people made positive comments about preaching.


Your feedback is extremely helpful to the Pastoral Team.  Taking into account your past feedback, Lindsey has put a great deal of emphasis on tempo and song selection, which many of you noticed.  Now that she’s back from her leave, this gives some great direction for us going forward.  


I’ll report out on the other 4 sections of the survey soon!

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