February 25, 2017
Dear People of God,
I would like to extend a special thanks to those of you who participated in the recent planning study conducted at Corpus Christi. We received a wonderful response from the church, feedback that is extremely beneficial as we look to the future of Corpus Christi.
After gathering and analyzing data from the study, representatives from the Steier Group reported their findings to the Finance and Pastoral Councils as well as the Pastoral Staff on February 8th. We learned that there is widespread support for moving forward with a large fundraising campaign. We also learned that many of you have questions about the long-term vision for Corpus Christi and how a campaign will help our parish accomplish its goals. Some of the key indicators of support were the following:
- 75% of respondents indicated they were in favor of a campaign
- 86% of respondents said they would be willing to make a gift to the campaign
Based on the information above, the Steier Group recommended that we move forward with a major fundraising capital campaign.
Our Pastoral and Finance Councils were unanimous in their agreement and voted to proceed with the effort. As mentioned during the study, this means that we will NOT be conducting the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) in 2017. On February 22nd, we received permission from the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) to move forward with this plan. You will be hearing much more about the campaign in the coming weeks and months.
Once again, thank you for participating in this critical study for Corpus Christi. Your input has been extremely beneficial and will help to ensure the success of our upcoming campaign. With the Lord guiding us and our church, I have no doubt our efforts will be abundantly blessed.
My blessing is to be your Pastor now and for all that is to come,
Corpus Christi fact sheet: Corpus Christi Fact Sheet
For more information on The Steier Group: http://www.steiergroup.com/survey/