Survey Results

02-26-2018Evangelization CampaignFr. Larry Merta

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ of Holy Cross,

I can't thank you enough for the invaluable input provided through your planning study surveys. Your responses helped me prayerfully discern the best course to take to continue planning ahead.

We have identified our greatest needs at Holy Cross: firstly, we need to take care of our deteriorating roof and secondly, we need to support the Bishop's Evangelization Campaign; Together Let Us Go Forth. The planning study results demonstrated that we have the potential to meet these two goals.


Week of January 28

01-28-2018Evangelization CampaignFr. Larry Merta

Dear Parishioners,

I wish to offer thanks to those who've participated in the planning study at Holy Cross. The response is strong, but we do need input from everyone in our community. Completing the survey will take just a few minutes.

The deadline to return your completed survey is Tuesday, Jan. 30. You may return it to the office or place it in the offertory basket at any of the Masses.


Week of January 21

01-21-2018Evangelization CampaignFr. Larry Merta

Dear Parishioners,

You may be aware that a comprehensive planning study of the entire parish is underway. The purpose of this review is to help gauge support for the following projects that constitute our parish master plan:

  • Building an adoration chapel and outreach center
  • Installing a new church roof
  • A new altar, ambo and tabernacle for the main church
  • Modifications for the placing of the tabernacle and altar in the sanctuary

Week of January 14

01-14-2018Evangelization CampaignFr. Larry Merta

Dear Parishioners,

We're conducting a planning study at Holy Cross Catholic Church. I trust that you all by now have received the detailed fact sheet about our proposed projects. As you spend time reviewing the plans, I would like to provide further information about the planning study.

Q. What is a planning study?

A. It is an assessment used to gauge support for a capital campaign to address some, or all, of the needs identified in the fact sheet. The study will tell us which projects parishioners deem to be most important and help guide our planning for a potential fundraising effort.

Q. Would you please explain this process?

A. The Steier Group, a development firm, is conducting the study. The goal is to collect data from participants answering questions such as: Is the parish in favor of a campaign? Who will serve as volunteers? How much support can we expect to raise if we conduct a campaign?


Week of January 7

01-07-2018Evangelization CampaignFr. Larry Merta

Dear Parishioners,

We need your input!

Beginning Monday, Jan. 8, we'll conduct a comprehensive survey of the entire parish. This planning study follows an extensive process that helped produce our master plan. Before making any final decisions regarding the long-range plan for Holy Cross Catholic Church, we need to hear from you.

We're asking everyone to share their thoughts regarding our needs and the possibility of conducting a major fundraising effort. Your feedback will enable us to determine potential support for the master plan projects. If we, as a faith community, choose to move forward, the planning study will also provide us with information to identify prospective campaign leaders and to establish a realistic campaign goal.