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Parish Survey Update

March 2, 2021

We Want Your Feedback!

 

Throughout Lent, parishioners at every parish are being given the opportunity to participate in diocesan-wide survey called the Disciple Maker Index that looks at all aspects of parish life. This 75-question survey is available in hard copy at all parishes and digitally on all parish websites as a survey link between now and March 22. Don’t miss your chance to participate! IT IS CRITCAL THAT YOU PARTICIPATE IN THIS SURVEY FOR THE GOOD OF OUR PARISH! REMEMBER EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD OVER 18 CAN PARTICPATE IN THE SURVEY!

 

Click here for Survey

 

To date we have a total of 137 surveys have been completed. Thank you for your Participation. 

The Diocese of Columbus announces Real Presence, Real Future, a strategic initiative aimed at expanding the presence of Christ throughout the Diocese over the next two years and preserving the Faith for future generations. Watch the message from Bishop Brennan:

 

https://realpresencerealfuture.org/

 

This initiative aims to re-imagine how the Church serves her people through a process or listening to the needs of the people, hearing their ideas, concerns, and desires. This planning and consultation phase will be held throughout 2021 and the findings will be implemented over the next few years. The full scope of the Real Presence, Real Future initiative will prepare the Diocese to increase its Catholic presence over the next 10 to 20 years and is intended to meet the many needs of the Diocese of Columbus’ diverse areas and ethnicities, emphasizing the utilization of active diocesan priests and deacons, mission-oriented parishes and schools, and all other available resources.

 

Real Presence, Real Future Priorities:

  • Engaging all Catholics to reflect upon the real presence of the Lord in their lives and how they can share that presence with others.
  • Articulating a plan for a comprehensive Catholic presence for each county/deanery by integrating missionary outreach, parish and school footprints, and leadership requirements for the next five years.
  • Defining and developing the necessary Diocesan resources structures to support priests, deacons, and lay leaders in parishes and schools.

Real Presence, Real Future will be driven by six evangelization subcommittees:

  • Forming parish missionary disciples
  • Increasing the Catholic presence and outreach to university campuses
  • Using digital and social communications for evangelization
  • Deploying lay missionaries in parishes and schools
  • Forming Catholic school faculty and staff in missionary discipleship
  • Creating a soft-entry center focused on outreach to the religiously non-affiliated

Stay informed about Real Presence, Real Future

  • Log on to the Real Presence, Real Future website www.realpresencerealfuture.org as the primary source for information about this initiative and will be routinely updated to provide the latest information and opportunities for feedback and consultation.
  • Attend parish-level consultations in the fall to hear first-hand how this will impact your parish and grow the presence of the Church throughout the Diocese of Columbus.
  • Read information in The Catholic Timesas well as other news sources such as St. Gabriel Radio AM 820/FM 88.3.
  • Subscribe to the monthly Real PresenceReal Future e-newsletter. This monthly email will provide updates about this initiative and keep people informed throughout this two-year process. You can sign up here: https://realpresencerealfuture.org/stay-updated/

Important Message from Bishop Brennan

February 27, 2021

Please click below regarding the important message from Bishop Brennan about Real Presence, Real Future.

 

Real Presence, Real Future | Announcement – YouTube


Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration

February 25, 2021


Disciple Maker Index Survey

February 22, 2021

Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish will be participating in the diocesan-wide Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey between now and March 22.  This nationally-recognized survey has been administered at parishes around the United States and Canada since 2013.  Saint Thomas Parish, as part of the Diocese of Columbus Real Presence Real Future planning process, will participate in this survey during Lent.  The results from our parish survey will not only be used for information and planning for our own parish, but will also be included the in national results which track trends, growth and Church-related opportunities nationwide. You can take the survey online at https://portal.catholicleaders.org/dmi/survey/kk8762k87x through March 22.  This is an exciting opportunity for our parish, and I hope you will participate!

 

The DMI survey was developed by the Catholic Leadership Institute in conjunction with advising US bishops and Catholic lay leaders in 2013.  The DMI Survey was created as a tool to help more Catholics to grow along their faith journey with Christ and to become more engaged in the community life of the parish.  The DMI Survey seeks to provide parishioners an opportunity to reflect on their spiritual growth as well as provide parish leadership with invaluable insights regarding a parish’s strengths and opportunities.

 

By Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish participating in this survey, the results will provide meaningful input about our parish as we begin our own planning process as part of Real Presence Real Future.  The information from the DMI Survey will give insight into our priorities and into the allocation and realignment of resources over the next few years as our parish strives to more effectively help parishioners along their personal journey of faith.


Ash Wednesday

February 15, 2021

Please check our Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Facebook page for all our Lenten activities!

https://www.facebook.com/stthomaszanesville

 


"The things that we love tell us what we are." -- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  •  144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506  •  740-453-3301  •  parish@saintthomaszanesville.org
Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  •  144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506

740-453-3301  •  parish@saintthomaszanesville.org

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506

740-453-3301

parish@saintthomaszanesville.org

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