As pastor of the Our Lady of Light Family of Parishes, 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 with you that our parish is going to participate in a parish survey conducted by Catholic Leadership Institute called the Disciple Maker Index, a non-profit Catholic apostolate that does leadership training and development.
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.
But I need your help.
We want as many parishioners as possible to complete a 10-15 minute survey. The survey, available through February 26, will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what our parish is doing to help you grow. It will be available online and in paper format with more instructions to follow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.
The survey results will be invaluable to me, the staff, our school leadership, and our many volunteers as we seek ways to best support everyone in their discipleship journey.
I look forward to sharing the findings with you when the project is complete, and share how it will be another great tool in this ongoing Beacons of Light and Strategic Planning process!
Thank you for helping with this important project!
Fr. Brian Phelps