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Sacramental Life Survey Results So Far

Thank you to those who took the time to complete our survey on Sacramental Life at Holy Cross. So far, 181 parishioners have submitted survey results. We'll keep the survey open for a week or so longer, to give everyone time to transition back from Easter vacation. Please encourage others to complete the survey and forward the survey to those on your social media contacts.

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How Would You Rate the New Sound System at Holy Cross?

 

 We have requested an adjustment of the individual speakers throughout the church, especially since the recently installed power surge filter seems to be protecting the system from the automatic resets and amplifier overloads it had been experiencing.

 

 

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The "add a mass time" responses were open ended and varied. There is  a small, but vocal group who want the 7:30 AM mass back. Another group sees no need to add a mass at this time. A third group suggests resuming the 9:00 AM mass. I will tabulate the responses and report back.

 


Parish Survey: The Sacramental Life of Holy Cross

 

 Survey says!

Online Survey

This survey is for our own use. It asks questions pertinent to our new church and policy decisions we need to make in the next few months and years.

Please take the time to complete this survey, which will, among other things, guide mass times for the summer months and beyond.

Comments and questions from some who have already completed the questionnaire prompt some additional explanations:

Sound System:  Our sound system installation has a turbulent history, plagued by undetected electrical surges which were resetting the computerized settings randomly and were detected eventually because the surges caused short circuits in two brand new amplifiers. Since an electrical line filter was installed, the system has been stable. There are two presets, one for weekday when the church is empty, the other for weekends when there are more people in the building. The question should be evaluated using experiences you have within the past two months or so, not in the first couple of months. Each of the speakers can be individually adjusted, so deficiencies in the setup should be noted with as many specific details as possible.

Weddings: One local parish has been willing to reserve wedding times for any couple eligible to marry in the Catholic church regardless of their parish affiliation. Due to the popularity of the shore for wedding receptions, it has been our policy to limit weddings to couples when either the bride or the groom has a connection to Holy Cross Parish or School.

As you can imagine, Holy Cross gets phone calls from brides shopping reception venues at the Jersey Shore and a church to go with them. While allowing non-parishioner weddings may seem hospitable (and a way to help pay for our church mortgage), it would limit the time and dates for weddings available to our own parishioners. Judge accordingly.

 Additional Improvements to the Church: Most of the items on this list were cut from the original church construction budget to save costs and to conform to diocesan guidelines. Additional contributions would be sought for each of these items before the work is authorized to be done. 

 SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF HOLY CROSS SURVEY


Church Dedication Survey

I've uploaded a quick, one question survey about the timing of the church dedication. Please click on the link provided and give me some guidance...thanks! Since we don't yet have a specific date, we may not have much choice about waiting, but just in case I'd like to know what you think.

Fr. Manning

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Should We Have a Sunday 5 PM Mass?

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Help us decide whether it is worthwhile to plan adding a 5 PM mass to the regular schedule when the summer mass schedule is complete.

It seems to be a popular time based on attendance by our confirmation students and their families once per month. 

While having more masses is a virtue for convenience's sake, the best reason to introduce the 5 PM would be to enable more families to attend mass, especially at Holy Cross. Please address these reasons in your comments.

Thanks and keep praying,

Fr. Manning

Click here to take 5 PM MASS SURVEY