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Archdiocese of St. Louis

All Things New

Strategic Planning Initiative

Unifying Vision for Evangelization

You’ve taken the first step of Preparing for Mission, but now what do you do?

Each of us is called to be actively Living the Mission in our day to day lives. In order to help Catholics across the Archdiocese of St. Louis better understand what lived missionary discipleship looks like, we are excited to release the Living the Mission Resource page that will feature articles, videos, and resources around the concepts of Evangelization and Discipleship for your parish and your day to day life.

These resources have been created to help each of us understand what it means to have New Hearts, New Minds, and New Methods as we embrace the changes that God is calling us to in our local Church.

Mission Guidebook

LATEST INFORMATION

SEPTEMBER 2022

A MESSAGE FROM MONSIGNOR CALLAHAN
Listening Sessions


Tuesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 13th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
at St. Joseph Parish Hall

During these sessions you will hear messages from Archbishop Rozanski and from Fr. Chris Martin concerning an overview of All Things New, a planning area overview and multiple DRAFT model options to consider for our respective planning area. A brief time will be allowed for small group discussion and facilitated large group feedback. Please note that you only have to sign up for one of the two sessions.

For your information, our planning area consists of the following parishes: Immaculate Conception (Dardenne), St. Patrick, Assumption, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Gianna, St. Barnabas and St. Joseph (Cottleville).

The Archdiocese will be hosting over 350 listening session throughout our 178 parishes between October 8-November 18, 2022.


REGISTER NOW

You must Register to Attend, (seating is limited)
Listening Session Registration for St. Joseph Parish
(you will select a session date on the form’s 2nd page)

More About Listening Sessions – All Things New website


I cannot overstress the importance of these listening sessions. There will be changes in our specific planning area. These sessions will give you an opportunity to give your feedback concerning these draft proposals. So, please make every effort to attend one of the Listening Sessions being offered in our Parish.

Visit the ATN Website

AUGUST 2022

A MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP ROZANSKI

Please find a video message below from Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski regarding All Things New, our renewal effort to better equip the archdiocesan community to live out the Catholic faith.

We hope you will engage with us during your parish listening sessions coming this fall.

You can learn more about All Things New by visiting our website.

Visit the ATN Website

AUGUST 2022

EDUCATION SURVEY RESULTS

The Catholic Education Advisory Task Force, comprised of pastors, administrators, teachers, parents, and community members, developed a survey so we can hear first-hand from your experiences with Catholic Education in the Archdiocese. This survey was designed to hear from anyone, including former and prospective parents, donors, volunteers, teachers, and parish community members, within the Archdiocese, regardless if they currently have children enrolled in a Catholic School.

The survey allowed individuals to anonymously share their thoughts about Catholic Education which will provide valuable input to the All Things New strategic pastoral planning initiative. Because the survey is focused on Catholic Education across the Archdiocese of St. Louis, it was not meant for feedback about a specific school or parish. This survey was meant to be a first step and allow the Catholic Education Advisory Task Force to gather initial information which will allow for future more focused opportunities for input and feedback.

Read the Education Survey Details – ATN Website

EDUCATION SURVEY RESULTS - pdf

JULY 2022

St. Joseph Parish DMI SURVEY RESULTS

Several weeks ago, St. Joseph Cottleville participated in a parish wide survey, The Disciple Maker Index.

The scope of this survey was your spiritual growth and parish support of your spiritual growth.

KEY POINTS

  • Strength in our Belief
  • Strength in Mass attendance and prayer
  • Opportunity to teach evangelization
  • Increase opportunities to be involved in decisions
  • Leverage our events and invite people to attend

 

These valuable insights will help guide ways we can help make you, our parishioners, better Christian disciples. Thank you to all who took time to participate in the survey.

We look forward to sharing more about what we’ve learned and how we’re using this information to help inform our decisions as we move forward.

~ Parish Council
parishcouncil@stjoecot.org

PARISH RESULT HIGHLIGHTS

Respondents Ages: 18-75
Female/Male: 63% / 37%
54% of average Sunday Mass going parishioners responded

STRENGTHS

Top 3 by Highest Percentage Strongly Agree

Scripture is the word of God
Eucharist is the body/blood of Christ
Church critical in relationship with God

Top 3 by Highest Percentage Monthly or Most Often

Mass Attendance
Individual Prayer Time
Prayed with Someone

OPPORTUNITIES

Top 3 by Lowest Percentage Strongly Agree

Sharing Personal Story
Sharing Story of Jesus
Confidence in Teachings

Top 3 by Lowest Percentage Monthly or Most Often

Retreat
Invited to Religious Like
Invited to Priesthood

BENCHMARKS
St. Joseph vs. Diocesan Strongly/Agree + Agree Responses

Above Diocesan Scores

  • I would recommend other (associate) priest serving my parish to a friend (+8)
  • In the teaching authority of the Church (+4)
  • Providing high quality events and other opportunities to which I can invite people (+4)

 

Below Diocesan Scores

  • Involving me in decisions that affect the future of the parish (-14)
  • Teaching me how to share my person witness story (-13)
  • Teaching me how to share the story of Jesus (-12)
St. Joseph Parish SURVEY RESULTS - PDF

JUNE 2022

DMI SURVEY RESULTS are AVAILABLE

This past Spring, parishioners across the Archdiocese of St. Louis were invited through their parish to share their thoughts, reflect on their spiritual growth as well as provide parish leadership with invaluable insight regarding their parish’s strengths and opportunities through a survey, the Disciple Maker Index (DMI).

Based on the average October Sunday Mass count from 2015-2021, about 60% of Mass-going Catholics participated in the DMI Survey.

This equates to 22% of all registered adult Catholics 18 years and older who participated in the survey. This is above the national average for other dioceses who have taken the DMI nationwide.

SURVEY RESULTS - AFN Website
SURVEY RESULTS - View PDF

FALL 2022

The All Things New team is organizing resources to offer each parish two in-person listening sessions.

These sessions will be led by a trained local volunteer facilitator. The format will include:

  • All Things New overview
  • Planning area – specific presentation that includes data and feedback, including strengths and opportunities for evangelization and Catholic outreach
  • Presentation of proposed parish and school models for planning area
    Opportunity for attendees to provide feedback on session content and instructions for providing online feedback through year end

SUMMER 2022

The Pastor and the All Things New Key Parish Leaders will engage parishioners this summer and gather feedback on the top priorities for evangelization and social outreach in their local area.

This feedback will be shared with the All Things New team and will inform and guide the initiative and the subcommittees for evangelization, family, youth, and young adult ministries as well as the subcommittee for Catholic presence and social outreach.

EDUCATION SURVEY ENDED
April 5 – May 2

As part of the All Things New strategic pastoral planning initiative, you are encouraged to share your input about Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The survey was open to all current/former/prospective parents, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, donors, volunteers, and community members of both Catholic Schools and Parish-based Religious Education programs.

For any questions, email allthingsnew@archstl.org

DMI SURVEY HAS ENDED

St. Joseph Cottleville Parish is seeking your honest feedback through a brief 10-15 minute survey regarding our strategic initiatives and the future of the Parish.

All responses are anonymous.

Please complete by April 4th.

We encourage all household members 15 and older to complete the survey.

UP NEXT

TIMELINE

August 1, 2021 – June 5, 2022

YEAR 1 – COMPLETE
Planning, Socialization, and Data Collection

June 5, 2022 – May 28, 2023

YEAR 2

Summer 2022
Draft modeling begins; collect model feedback from pastors and key parish leader; draft of parish planning process is completed

Fall 2022
Parish Listening Sessions to receive input and feedback on draft models; iterations to models

Winter 2022
Discernment and refinement of models

Pentecost- May 28, 2023
Archbishop Rozanski announces the plan for the Archdiocese of St. Louis

Fall 2023 –  2026

IMPLEMENTATION