If you have a moment, please take our survey below, we welcome responses through email or by postal service. Deadline for the surveys is October 12.
We encourage you to take a few moments to review our Diocesan Dashboard to familiarize yourself with some of the data and trends that have prompted us to initiate this Renewal effort. As we look at many of the downward trends in attendance, financial support and priest availability; it is evident that things will need to change and we will need to think creatively in order to help our parishes continue to thrive and offer ministry and sacramental celebrations for the people of God throughout the greater WNY region. Our diocese has also been deeply affected by the abuse crisis, subsequent bankruptcy, and Covid pandemic. Therefore some of the survey questions ask us to look at how we can be stronger and offer more effective ministry through collaboration and sharing of resources among parishes in local communities. Working with one another and supporting fellow parishes and schools in our communities will be vital to continuing the mission and ministry of our Catholic faith. Thank you for taking the time to share your input and insights with us!