The following is a transcript of the letter Father Tim Ramaekers read at all Masses on the weekend of December 10/11:
Dear People of God,
Your parish leadership needs your input!
Beginning January 9th we will be conducting a comprehensive survey of the entire parish. This planning study follows an extensive process initiated by parish leaders to determine the best course of action to further the mission of Corpus Christi. While our beautiful facilities have been a tremendous blessing to all, with them came debt that must be addressed in a significant way for our faith community to continue to thrive. Before we make any final decisions on how to proceed, we would like to hear from you.
You will all be asked to share your thoughts regarding our needs and the possibility of conducting a major fundraising effort. You will decide that. Your feedback will enable us to determine potential support for a campaign. If we choose to move forward, the planning study will also provide us with information to identify prospective campaign leaders to establish a realistic campaign goal.
We have hired The Steier Group. A Catholic development firm to compile this information and present it to our parish leadership. At that time we will make an informed decision regarding our next steps.
I believe that this process is extremely important and I encourage each and every church family to participate. I will be sharing more information with you in the coming weeks about how you can provide your invaluable input as we plan for the future of Corpus Christi.
My blessing is to be your Pastor for now and all that is to come,