Parish Survey

Dear Parishioner,

As pastor of St. Cletus Parish, my primary responsibility is to help you grow as disciples of Jesus and to equip you to go and make disciples of others. I am excited to share that, this Lent, our parish is going to participate in a survey conducted by Catholic Leadership Institute. The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey allows parishioners to reflect on their own spiritual growth and discipleship and identify the ways in which the parish effectively supports that growth.

The web-based survey will be accessible online and in paper form from Ash Wednesday, February 22 – March 31. Instructions for picking up and submitting paper surveys will be communicated to parishioners. If you have an opportunity, please stress the importance of responding to this survey to your ministry members.

At the completion of the survey, our parish will receive a summary report of the results. We will NOT have access to individual survey responses. This survey offers us a unique and important opportunity to learn about issues of importance to parishioners in a confidential and professional way. We will use these results to 1) look at opportunities to support parishioner growth in discipleship and 2) create goals and plans to achieve that growth.

Soon, you will receive a communication inviting you to participate in the survey. If parishioners ask you about the survey, please:

  • Remind them about the dates the survey. The survey will become available on Ash Wednesday, February 22 and run through March 31.
  • Encourage them to respond as soon they can. We want to hear from as many people as possible.
  • Assure them that the parish leadership team will receive a summary report of the aggregate data and that no one at our parish will have access to individual survey responses.

Thank you in advance for the encouragement that you will provide to the community when we request feedback. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or ideas about good ways to get more people to participate, please let me know.

Thank you for your help with this!


Fr. Elmer Romero


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