Dear Parish Family

Dear Parish Family

Dear Parish Family,

What if we were to ask the question: Would our neighbourhood miss us if St. Maurice Parish were no longer here?

The Archbishop has requested that parishes in the Archdiocese of Ottawa participate in an on-line survey called Flourishing Congregations.  By taking about 20 minutes to answer a series of on-line multiple choice questions, you will be providing data that will help answer the opening question, as well as others related to parish life and health.

By taking this survey, you will be assisting leadership in the Canadian church, as four different dioceses are participating; you will be helping the Archdiocese of Ottawa, as the Archbishop is asking that all his parishes be involved; and, of course, you will be helping our own parish of St. Maurice.  Our new parish council is desiring to ascertain current information to set reliable groundwork for the task of long-term visioning.  Providentially, the Flourishing Congregations Institute is offering this survey for free.  These kinds of surveys normally cost thousands of dollars, so this is a real blessing for us.

Please take seriously this requested task as it will be a real support for our Canadian, archdiocesan and parish leadership.

It is important for your opinion and your assessment to be heard, so we will do our best to make it possible for everyone to participate.

For those who feel they will need assistance in completing this survey, efforts are being made by the parish council to provide opportunities where people will be available to help guide you through the process.

You will hear more about this in the coming week.  This survey is to be concluded by November 20th, 2019.

With strong survey involvement, we will access data unique to our parish, and we’ll make sure to share the results with you once the data is analyzed.

There is always room for improvement, and it is my hope that this survey will help identify key areas for growth at St. Maurice Parish.

Please take the time to fill out this anonymous survey at:

Thank you in advance for your participation in helping our parish take more steps towards flourishing!

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Tim