|15 questions on survey form – Nov 15, 2009|
| By Vernon Khelawan
November is already half way through and it is the hope of the Synod Implementation Team (SIT) that the Parish Family Census is underway in most, if not all of the parishes in the archdiocese.
A quick peek at the survey form reveals there are 15 questions to be answered. Some of the more interesting questions seek to get information about internal family relationships, as well as the state of relationships with other families in the neighbourhood.
One question also seeks to ascertain how Catholic families live and behave as Catholics.
There are also questions pertaining to how the parish church impacts on the community in which it exists. The census also tries to determine the acceptability of the various programmes offered by the Church.
While parishes are being urged to use the Arima model for conducting the census, that is not a decree, but it is felt that since that parish was successful in conducting the census, it might be wise counsel to follow suit.
However, parishes are urged to use any method that allows the exercise to be completed in the shortest period of time and in a most efficient way.
With just three weeks to go before the pastoral plans have to be delivered to Archbishop Gilbert, this is a reminder to all involved in that project to ensure that they are ready to meet the deadline.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 13:49|