Development - Mission Advancement
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
Maps & Demographics
Marriage & Family
Natural Family Planning
Parish Care and Sustainability
Prayer and Intercession Teams
Sharing the Light
- Archdiocesan Finances
- Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
- Catholic Cemeteries
- Catholic Foundation of Michigan
- Catholic Services Appeal
- Changing Lives Together
- Clergy Sexual Abuse
- John Paul II Center
- Loan Deposit Program
- Mooney Real Estate Holding Company and Parish Incorporations
- Parish Finances
- Parishioner Data Management and Privacy
- Priests' Pension Plan
- Protecting God's Children
- Stewards for Tomorrow/Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation
- St. John's Plymouth
- Synod 16
- Unleash the Gospel
- Compartiendo la Luz
Perceptions of the Faithful Report
- Letter from Archbishop Vigneron
- Perceptions of the Faithful Report
- Parish Reports
- Vicariate Reports
- Survey Questions
- Complete Data Tables
The Perceptions of the Faithful survey marks the first time parishioners have been asked to evaluate current planning efforts related to these mission priorities. The survey allowed for the collection of large amounts of data that will inform future planning efforts in the Archdiocese, vicariates, and parishes.
The following summarizes key findings of the survey. Individuals, parish and vicariate leaders, and archdiocesan central services staff are all called to carefully consider what the results mean for their work and lives as Catholics.
- The survey mostly attracted highly active Catholics.
- Respondents view their parish positively.
- Most respondents are not aware of the role of the archdiocesan central services.
- Of the seven mission priorities, Vocations and Youth and Young Adults were the biggest concern for the future.
- Reaching out to inactive and non-Catholics was also a concern.
- While only a small group of college age (18-25) adults participated in the survey, those that did are very involved in parish life and ministries.
- The parish bulletin is the most used type of communication.
- Use of online media or communications could be improved at all levels.
- Quality worship, strong Church teachings, and convenient Mass times are what respondents look for when selecting a parish.
- Teens (13-17) and college-age adults (18-25) look for more programs and activities when selecting a parish.
- Respondents value all that pastors provide for a parish, emphasizing the importance of good pastoral leadership