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Facilities Assessment Results to be Shared at Town Hall Meetings

Over the last six months, we have gathered a lot of information about our parish and how it operates. We’ve met with dozens of parishioners, ministry leaders and staff, measured spaces and considered liturgical needs as we analyzed our parish around this central question: What does our St. Francis Xavier Parish community need to function and thrive for the next 50 or 60 years? More specifically, how well do our current facilities serve us as we minister in this community and lead others to Christ?

That led to these questions:

How do we engage others in all aspects of our community

  • during worship,
  • through education,
  • for meetings and faith sharing, and
  • in service?

What are the advantages and limitations of our facilities?

How sustainable is our existing campus for this work, for the next 50-plus years?

Assisted by architect Rick Ziska, a team of nine parishioners has studied this data as we factored in community and parish demographic patterns and trends, our facilities’ health, and the needs of our ministries. We toured comparable parishes in our diocese.

Now, this group is prepared to present our findings to the parish. You are invited to hear the assessment at one of two sessions:

Sunday, Sept. 25, at (approximately) 11 a.m.,
Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

Both sessions will be in the Xavier Room.

Come and hear the findings of our assessment, ask questions and provide feedback. Your participation and input are vital in determining future directions for St. Francis Xavier Parish.

In Christ,

Fr. Tony Sejba
Marty Tusim, Co-Chair
Patrick Weimer, Co-Chair
Tom Corall
Mickie Getz
Rick Niese
Kevin Sloan
Jenn Stanziano
Tom Tulisiak

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