In October and November, parishioner Sandi Patel led 15 focus group sessions attended by a total of 114 parishioners (46 women, 26 men, 42 youth) representing the pastoral council, school, and parish community. Participants were invited to share answers to three questions: What is going well at St. Matthew? How can St. Matthew be better? What can we do to get better? Participant responses were recorded in a chart divided into broad categories that reflected emerging themes.
Below you will find focus group findings in various formats: a condensed 2-page report, a complete 8-page report, and a 20-page report with all comments.
Here are separate 8th Grade and youth reports:
Focus Group Next Steps: