My Dear Brothers and Sisters:

In preparation for our 25th anniversary, as a faith family our Parish Advisory Council (PAC) has begun working towards a Strategic Plan that will take us beyond the next 25 years. Four Pillars were established in the Strategic Plan: Evangelization; Youth and Young Adults; Communications and Facilities. Four Town Halls were held to get the parish's input into each of those Pillars. As a result of the input given at those meetings, PAC established goals and objectives have already been undertaken.

It was imperative we discuss the first three Pillars before focusing on the fourth Pillar. Now we are ready to address the fourth Pillar - Facilities of the Church and School. The input from the Town Hall meetings and six focus groups has given us a fairly good idea of what people would like to be considered regarding the Facilities Pillar such as more adult classrooms and more school classrooms, offices for church and school, storage and a gathering space for youth and young adults.

This brings us to the attached survey. We need the input of all of you to help lead us in the right direction in regards to the Church itself. As with any survey, it is just that; we cannot fulfill the desires of everyone who responds but we do hope to get a general sense of direction for the common good of our faith family, church facility-wise, that will take us into our future.

It has been my privilege to shepherd this faith family for the past seven years building on the foundation laid by Fr. Jim and the original parishioners. I am excited to see what the future holds for this community. I am aware that, for the future, change is inevitable and a necessity, that we cannot maintain the status quo if we are to expect growth and development of this community; thus your participation in this survey is vital and welcomed.

Thank you for being a part of our faith family of Prince of Peace.

Fr. Tom

Please Note:

The deadline to submit the survey is Tuesday, February 13th, at 6:00PM