Pastoral Plan Survey 2021 Posted on March 4, 2021 by Megan Rogers Responde la encuesta en español Pastoral Plan 2021 Survey In 2021, SJN is reviewing and updating its Pastoral Plan for the next three years. We are asking for parishioners’ input to help the committee develop objectives that reflect our community. This is especially important as we consider parish life after the pandemic. Any adult (age 18 or over) in the parish is invited to take a parish-wide survey, even those who live in the same household. This anonymous survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey before March 28. Thank you for your time and valuable feedback! DemographicsHow long have you been attending SJN?Less than one year1-5 years6-10 years11-15 years16-20 years21-25 yearsMore than 25 yearsWhat is your housing situation?I live by myself or with roommatesI live with my spouse/partner onlyI live with my children (with or without my spouse/partner)I live with my parents (with or without my spouse/partner)I live in a multigenerational household (3 or more generations)What is your primary language at home?EnglishSpanishOtherIf other, please explain:What is your cultural or ethnic background?What is your age?18 to 25 years old26 to 35 years old36 to 45 years old46 to 55 years old56 to 65 years old66 to 75 years oldMore than 75 years oldDo you have children under 18 living with you?YesNoFamily MassHow much do you agree with the following statements?Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeMy children have many ways they can get involved at SJN.SJN is a family-friendly parish.SJN is a good place for my children to grow in their faith.SJN is a good place for my children to get to know other Catholics their age.Which children-focused ministries are you familiar with? (choose all that apply) Select All Altar servers Children’s Liturgy of the Word Youth ushers and greeters Youth lectors Youth music groups Faith Formation (Family, Children’s, Rooted, and Teen) Adapted Religious Education Vacation Bible School Before the pandemic, have you attended Family Mass?YesNoI don’t know what Family Mass is.If you haven't attended Family Mass, why not? (choose all that apply) Family Mass is not at a good time. My child is too young for Family Mass. My child is too old for Family Mass. Our family is happy at one of the other Masses at SJN. We don’t know when Family Mass is happening. I didn’t know there was a Family Mass. Other If other, please explain:What is most appealing to you about Family Mass? Select All Being in a family-friendly environment Giving my child or our family an opportunity to be more involved with Mass Having a more child-focused Liturgy of the Word (for example, readings and a homily more focused on children) Other If other, please explain:Ministries and WorshipWhich ministries at SJN have you participated in (in any way: as a leader, as a volunteer, supporting a fundraiser, etc.)? Select All Community-based ministries (such as, 50+, Knights of Columbus, Mother’s Group, Young Adults, etc.) Music-based ministries (such as, choirs, instrumental, etc.) Liturgical-based ministries for adults (such as, Albs and Altar Linens, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Liturgy Committee, Wedding Coordinators, etc.) Liturgical-based ministries for children (such as, altar servers, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, etc.) Faith Formation for adults (such as, small groups, JustFaith, RCIA, etc.) Faith Formation for children (such as, catechists, high school youth ministry) Service-based ministries focused on the parish (such as, Care for Our Common Home, Meal Ministry, Racial Justice Ministry) Service-based ministries focused on the community and beyond (such as, Hypothermia Prevention Shelter, Niño Jesus, Prison Ministry, etc.) How much do you agree with the following statements?Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI have been primarily involved with ministries focused on my age group or stage of life (such as, Young Adults, Mother’s Group).I would like to be involved in the parish more, but I can’t because of work responsibilities.I would like to be involved in the parish more, but I can’t because of family responsibilities.SJN is a place where I can grow my faith.I would consider myself a leader in the parish.I primarily come to SJN for Mass only.If you serve the parish, how are you most active?I am involved as a volunteer.I donate money, food, etc.I am a volunteer and I donate money, food, etc.If you are NOT an active ministry volunteer, what are your barriers to volunteering?Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI don’t have enough time.Ministry events conflict with my schedule.There isn’t a ministry that I’m interested in.I don’t know SJN’s ministry options and opportunities.I don’t know how to get started and/or there don’t seem to be opportunities for new volunteers.I don’t have childcare.Are you happy with your level of parish involvement?Yes, I’m involved with the parish as much as I want to and can be.No, I am involved too much and feel too busy.No, I am not involved enough and would like to be involved more.Among these forms of prayer, which ones would you like to explore more? Select All Lectio divina Taizé Liturgy of the Hours Adoration Rosary Divine Mercy chaplet Contemplative prayer I wish I knew more about: Select All How to grow in my faith How to serve my parish How to serve my community How to get to know people at SJN How familiar are you with the following?Not familiar at allSomewhat familiarVery familiarSalesian spiritualityCatholic Social TeachingSocial justice initiatives at SJNThinking about multiculturalism, which statements do you agree with? Select All I would like more bilingual/multilingual Masses. I would like more cultural Catholic celebrations (for example, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass) I would like more general cultural celebrations (for example, meals) I think SJN is already doing a good job incorporating multiculturalism into parish life. PandemicWhat have you missed about parish life during the pandemic?How connected have you felt with the parish using technology (such as, electronic communications, social media, the parish website, etc.)? I feel very connected. I feel somewhat connected. I don’t feel connected at all. What new pandemic-related initiatives at SJN would you like to see continue after the pandemic? Some ministry meetings, events, and programs held over video chat (such as, Zoom) Some small group faith formation held over video chat (such as, Zoom) Some livestreamed/recorded Masses Some livestreamed/recorded prayer services Electronic-only bulletin (no paper) New service opportunities Which new service opportunities would you like to see continue?When will you feel most comfortable returning to in-person events at SJN?I am currently comfortable with coming to Mass in person, but nothing else.I am currently comfortable with coming to any in-person events at SJN.I will be comfortable when the most vulnerable populations are vaccinated.I will be comfortable when any adult who wants the vaccine is vaccinated.I will be comfortable when children under 16 are vaccinated.I will be comfortable when I am vaccinated, regardless of who else is vaccinated.I will be comfortable when COVID-19 cases are below a certain point, regardless of vaccination progress.CommunicationsHow do you consume news and information?NeverRarelySometimesOftenVery OftenPrint sources (print newspapers, newsletters, books, etc.)Electronic articles, blogs, e-newsletters, etc.Social mediaVideos onlineTV (traditional or web-based)Podcasts and audiobooksAppsHow would you prefer to receive information about parish life? paper bulletin online bulletin emailed newsletter specific emails from my ministry/ministries social media direct text parish app other If other, please explain:Stewardship: GivingHow do you donate financially to the church? Select All I give through electronic giving. I give at Mass. I give to second collections (electronically or at Mass). I give to ministry calls for donations. How often do you donate financially to the church?WeeklyMonthlyMore than once throughout the yearRarelyHow many second collections do you donate to?AllSomeNoneDo you have any barriers to donating more to the church financially? I’m already giving as much as I can afford. I would like an easier way to donate money (such as electronically). I would like more transparency in where my money is going. Donating to the church is not important to me or I would prefer to donate my money elsewhere. I don’t have any barriers to donating to the church financially. I already take advantage of electronic giving: For weekly giving For second collections For ministry fundraisers and service projects I didn’t know SJN had electronic giving. Which of the following existing financial information do you read? Annual report Quarterly reports Bulletin stewardship information What financial information would you like from SJN? I would like weekly numbers in the bulletin (how much money in and how it compares with our budget). I would like a detailed quarterly report about SJN finances in the bulletin. I would like a detailed quarterly presentation or video message about SJN finances. I would like a detailed annual report about SJN finances in the bulletin. I would like a detailed annual presentation or video message about SJN finances. Other If other, please explain:Stewardship: EnvironmentalWhich environmental initiatives do you think SJN is already doing well? Reducing its use of single-use plastics Reducing its use of paper Reducing its carbon footprint Reusing resources that SJN already has Educating parishioners about Care for Our Common Home/Laudato si' Other If other, please explain:Which environmental initiatives could SJN be doing better? Reducing its use of single-use plastics Reducing its use of paper Reducing its carbon footprint Reusing resources that SJN already has Educating parishioners about Care for Our Common Home/Laudato si' Other If other, please explain:Follow-UpI am interested in participating in a listening session about the following parish areas: stewardship community service formation worship If you would like us to contact you about upcoming listening sessions, please include your email address: Is there anything else you’d like to share?