DMI Survey Update (and Thanks!)

Posted on July 4, 2023 by Published by

Dear Our Lady of the Wayside Family,

Thank you for taking the time this past Lent to complete the Disciple Maker Index survey. 534 parishioners shared their input on a number of aspects of faith and community life here at Our Lady of the Wayside. As you will recall, the survey asked questions about each parishioner’s own journey of discipleship and how the parish and the pastor are doing to support you along the way.

Our pastoral council, Renew my Church leadership team, and I will take the next few months to review and interpret the results and develop a comprehensive report on what was collectively shared. Following that initial assessment, we will then identify actions to address specific areas of growth – whether it be across the parish or for me, personally, as your pastor.

I am grateful for everyone in our parish for what you have contributed through this survey. It is clear to me that we, as a community of faith, are hungry to grow closer to our Lord and to assist one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. I look forward to sharing more in the coming months and working with all of you to continue renewing our local Church and our beloved Our Lady of the Wayside.

Yours in Christ,
Father Arthur

PS: On another note, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all Our Lady of the Wayside volunteers who selflessly give your time and talents to our parish.

I’d like to acknowledge and thank volunteer groups who made two parish events wonderful successes. Most recently, our Vacation Bible School (VBS) brought the joy of Holy Spirit – through prayer, song and activities – to all children and adults who participated. Just prior, our Celebrate 70! Family Fair was great fun for all who came out for food, family, and fellowship as a parish community. It was a pleasure meeting and laughing with an estimated 600 parishioners and visitors.

Volunteers make our parish strong. THANK YOU to all OLW #doers, #differencemakers and disciples!

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