Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners,

I would like to thank you for your participation in our Pulse of the Parish survey. It was a wonderful way of knowing more about the needs of the parishioners in our parish community. Your responses will really help make our parish community grow more as God’s faithful people. We will plan on making your wonderful suggestions happen and again, I thank you for your participation.

It is interesting how a visitor from a parish in California, who was here during the time we had our survey, was so impressed by it that she asked for a copy of the form so that she can suggest that it be done in her own parish community. Without meaning to, our parish became a model for others to follow when it came to listening to the needs of the parish community. I have to admit, this really made me happy! I would like to commend the efforts of our Parish Pastoral Council and I thank God for giving us council members who are truly good stewards of our parish community.

All the suggestions that you gave during the survey are great, but I will need your help so that we can make all these things happen, especially those that concern our Youth Program and our Faith Formation Programs. I am confident that our community will continue to grow from all of your suggestions because we are all in this together.

Let us continue to pray for our parish community and together let us continue to journey to holiness. May God continue to bless our parish community.

In Christ, Fr. Maro