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St. Francis Xavier - Drivers

  1. 1. St. Francis Xavier Growing together as a community of faith, learning, & care Drivers & Program Elements January 28, 2014 Monday, February 3, 14
  2. 2. Process DEC 2013 NOV 2013 JAN 2013 FEB 2013 MARCH 2013 APRIL 2013 DISCOVERY insight days ACTIVATION: WORKSHOPS & SALON STRATEGY: STRATEGIES & DRIVERS PLANNING: MASTER PLAN CONCEPT Monday, February 3, 14 survey & synthesis findings, priorities, & community engagement We’re here vision, drivers, strategy: presentation and refinement masterplan & refinement CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
  3. 3. Conversations Listening to your community 13 3 4 GROUP INTERVIEWS & MEETINGS PARENT & PARISHIONER COFFEES INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS 3 5 6 TOURS MASSES OBSERVATIONS Parish School INTERVIEWS Pastoral Council Finance Committee Administrative Staff Care Ministry Education Ministry PREP Parents Father Sheridan Father Harnett Monday, February 3, 14 INTERVIEWS MEETINGS St. Vincent DePaul Society MASSES Weekday Mass & fellowship PREP Mass Children’s Liturgy Sunday Masses Librarians Specials Teachers 1 Student Hang out 4 Teacher Groups 2 Parent Coffees School Board EVENTS Thanksgiving Feast
  4. 4. Growth & Intimacy striking a balance 1. Growth and intimacy is delicate balance. 2. Parish growth is a priority. 3. School growth is an immediate reality. • Accommodating for current, making room for the future • Monday, February 3, 14 Creating a pipeline for parish growth
  5. 5. “When you want to grow, you have to look like you’re ready to grow.” -School Parent & Parishioner Monday, February 3, 14
  6. 6. Total Parish Population Growth 2002-2013 5783 5800 4840 +~1,000 4350 2900 1450 0 2002 Individual Parishioners Monday, February 3, 14 2013
  7. 7. Parish Population 2013 Family composition Distribution of Adults and Children 172 108 154 2720 3063 1,034 Single (no children) Couple (no children) Single Parent (children) Two Parent (children) Monday, February 3, 14 Children Adults
  8. 8. What goals should the master plan help the larger St. Francis Xavier community accomplish? Respondents asked to select 3-5 priorities Grow Parish Maintenance & Modernization Deepen engagement Fellowship & gathering Ease traffic & parking Increase capacity for learning at all levels Enhance technology and tools Grow ability to reach out to communities in need Increase ability for parish to serve family needs Grow the school community Increase accessibility of the physical campus Expand capacity for innovative learning Increase capacity for small group reflection Enhance internal and external communications Grow the PREP community 80 75 69 64 60 49 49 45 42 42 40 38 29 24 23 0 Response to December 2013 Survey 155 participants Monday, February 3, 14 20 40 60 Number of votes 80
  9. 9. Master Plan Drivers 1. Invite: Extend a sense of welcome 2. Engage: Engender agency and facilitate a collaborative Parish life 3. Intertwine: Cultivate an interconnected Parish 4. Celebrate: Gather in friendship, family, and fellowship 5. Seek: Uplift lifelong learning and spiritual growth 6. Nurture: Nourish relationships and reflection 7. Play: Move the body with the spirit and mind Monday, February 3, 14
  10. 10. 1 Invite Extend a sense of Welcome Monday, February 3, 14
  11. 11. INVITE ENGAGE INTERTWINE CELEBRATE SEEK NURTURE PLAY + ◦ “Welcoming” was the most common word to describe the SFX culture (December 2013 survey) ◦ Many doors and pathways lead to fragmentation of campus experience ◦ The ritual of “hello” was central to the school day ◦ Welcome experience of chapel, Parish Office, and Preschool are all sub-optimal ◦ “Plaza” and “foyer” were seen as favorite social areas (voting at ◦ Key concerns? Accessibility, safety and parking. workshops) “One of the biggest roadblocks to becoming a welcoming parish is the fact that some of us have a difficult time opening the church doors to come to Mass.” –Parishioner Letter Monday, February 3, 14 Accessibility
  12. 12. Let’s create a campus that mirrors the warmth and accessibility of St. Francis’s culture.   • Mobility and Navigational Flow ◦ Accessibility ◦ Wayfinding ◦ Streamlining entry Gather • Foyer as Flexible Space ◦ Launch projects and events ◦ Graciously receive guests ◦ Support lingering • Support a range of welcoming experiences ◦ New family ◦ Lower mobility parishioners ◦ School / PREP/ Church Linger Monday, February 3, 14
  13. 13. “It’s a can-do community... there’s a sense of volunteerism. You get out of it what you put into it and that permeates throughout.” –Parishioner 2 Engage Engender agency and facilitate a collaborative Parish life Monday, February 3, 14
  14. 14. “This feels like home. But I often forget new families may not know everything that’s going on across our   Parish–– it can be spread out and hard to navigate if you aren’t at the school.” “With more people there’s a desire to do different things...more things have been started in the recent years. We need both the money and personnel to support this diversity.” -Pastoral Leadership -Parishioner at Workshop Monday, February 3, 14
  15. 15. What goals should the master plan help the larger St. Francis Xavier community accomplish? Respondents asked to select 3-5 priorities Grow Parish Maintenance & Modernization Deepen engagement Fellowship & gathering Ease traffic & parking Increase capacity for learning at all levels Enhance technology and tools Grow ability to reach out to communities in need Increase ability for parish to serve family needs Grow the school community Increase accessibility of the physical campus Expand capacity for innovative learning Increase capacity for small group reflection Enhance internal and external communications Grow the PREP community 80 75 69 64 60 49 49 45 42 42 40 38 29 24 23 0 Response to December 2013 Survey 155 participants Monday, February 3, 14 20 40 60 Number of votes 80
  16. 16. “We are always going to each other’s rooms to help each other and share ideas...I wish we had a space where you could really meet to work together.” –Teacher Monday, February 3, 14
  17. 17. INVITE ENGAGE INTERTWINE CELEBRATE SEEK NURTURE PLAY + ◦ School culture built on a foundation of deep friendship, flexibility, and mutual support. - multiple hats - team teaching ◦ High-parental involvement ◦ School-originated events and activities fertile ground for full Parish involvement ◦ Diversity of ministries engage wide variety of interests ◦ Deepening Parish engagement was a top-ranked goal for the master plan (2013 Survey) ◦ Xavier Room acts as only midlarge size accessible meeting space ◦ Desire by ministries to engage younger members and new families in initiatives (listed by 6+ of 15 ministries) ◦ Striking a balance between traditional ministries and new needs ◦ Lack of or undesirable space for meeting often takes ministries (and energy) off campus ◦ Volunteer and extracurricular express storage and supply needs Monday, February 3, 14
  18. 18. Let’s mirror the “can do” attitude of St. Francis Xavier community with places and tools that allow people to roll up their sleeves together. • Flexibility - Creation of second “Xavier Room”sized hub with increased flexibility - Multi-use and siting of “specials” spaces for school for versatile use of full Parish Collaborative space imagery from Workshop Visual listening exercise Monday, February 3, 14 • Teaming & Volunteering - Shared work and storage spaces for team teaching - Modernization of Parish Office with flexibility for volunteers and PTE - Empowered volunteer work and storage solutions
  19. 19. “My goal is to make people feel included. That they are apart of a whole.” –Priest “It is difficult to see the community as a whole.  There are a lot of separate communities within the Parish.  Not sure if that is good or bad; there is something for everyone here.” –Parishioner Survey Response 3 Intertwine Cultivate an interconnected and cohesive Parish Monday, February 3, 14
  20. 20. INVITE ENGAGE INTERTWINE CELEBRATE SEEK NURTURE PLAY + ◦ Mutual pride and support within Parish (between school, ministries, etc) ◦ Increased participation of whole Parish in large, school-originated events ◦ Emerging connection of School and PREP in sacraments of communion and confirmation ◦ Intergenerational families act as a foundation for an intergenerational culture ◦ Expressed desire for increased engagement across Parish and school lines (eg. MOMs, Scouts, Action, Gym mass, Ministry of Care, Eucharistic Ministry, etc.) ◦ Appetite for collaboration across School and PREP communities for religious education (teachers, school leadership, catechists) ◦ Occasional unideal adjacencies of adult programming and youth programming (gym/Xavier room, etc) ◦ Desire to make non-school groups feel at home in the school shared spaces and classroom spaces (Storage, technology, supplies, etc) Monday, February 3, 14
  21. 21. “Whatever we do, it has to continue in the spirit of, ‘same team, same dream.’ We need to see each other as assets, as interconnected....It’s our base of understanding...so we can evolve the church for the next generation.” -Parishioner Monday, February 3, 14
  22. 22. “We are so busy building our own communities (PREP and School) that sometimes we forget to intersect our venn diagrams.” –Parishioner “Our Goals: Improve faithlearning outcomes for PREP and school students through exploration of shared resources. Create channels for communication across all religious education programming.” -SFX School Board Planning Reflection Monday, February 3, 14
  23. 23. Let’s embrace a spirit of cross-pollination and inclusion across the Parish community. • Communication & Centralization - Centralized Parish Life Area • Enhanced Religious Launchpad in School • Organizational Potential: Bridge community through shared infrastructure, tools, training, and personnel - Technology - Parish Life - Communications - Brand experience - Religious education - Digital presence Monday, February 3, 14
  24. 24. “We’re very loved and appreciated by our families...It’s a unique place to work...I’ve never felt the collaborative and support nature with my co-workers that I’ve felt here.” - Librarian 4 Celebrate Gather in friendship, family, and fellowship Monday, February 3, 14
  25. 25. “In general if you walk into a friends house and you’re Italian… you walk into the kitchen. It’s a warm place. It’s a gathering place… there are pictures on the refrigerator. We need that.” – Parishioner Monday, February 3, 14
  26. 26. “We don’t have family locally, so we have found our family through St. Francis.” “I like getting a sense of history with the pictures around the school.” – Parishioner and School Parent – Student Monday, February 3, 14
  27. 27. INVITE ENGAGE INTERTWINE CELEBRATE SEEK NURTURE PLAY + ◦ Multi-generational family involvement and large families ◦ Post-weekday morning mass coffee ritual ◦ Active post-Gym mass fellowship ◦ Meetings in cafés and at homes could find home on the Parish campus ◦ Network-based community of teachers ◦ Vibrant social community and annual events (Showcase, Summerfest, etc) ◦ No accessible “warm” homey spaces for aging or differentlyabled Parishioners ◦ Disconnection between kitchen and gathering spaces ◦ Opportunity for more PREPSchool family integration ◦ Opportunity to shared Mass gathering experiences Monday, February 3, 14
  28. 28. Let’s support the social as well as spiritual life of the community at the core of the St. Francis culture. • Home-like experiences - Kitchen - Front Porch - Living room • Reveal history and future through design - Bring archives to life - Look forward together - Celebrate families of Parish Interactive Kitchen Imagery from Workshop Visual listening exercise Monday, February 3, 14
  29. 29. “We are a community of lifelong learners. Not only do we focus in on the education of children, but the importance of the education of adults. We need to feed that spiritual life.” Parish Staff 5 Seek Uplift lifelong learning and spiritual growth Monday, February 3, 14
  30. 30. “If we’re gathering in the Xavier room and there’s a basketball game, it’s not attractive for adults....It’s not conducive for reflection and spirituality.” Parish Staff Parish staff Monday, February 3, 14
  31. 31. Let’s expand opportunities to study, seek, and create together. • Prepared learning environments • New classroom growth with flexible collaboration space • Flexible, adult-appropriate meeting and learning spaces Monday, February 3, 14
  32. 32. “I wish I could incorporate the reflection I have at Church on Sunday into my everyday life? How can I drop in and say a prayer?” –Parishioner at a workshop 6 Nurture Nourish relationships and reflection Monday, February 3, 14
  33. 33. “Make sure that even as we grow, each child has somebody who they have a relationship with... somebody knows them” -Teacher Monday, February 3, 14
  34. 34. “Nurture the growth of small faith-sharing communities, "little parishes" within the larger parish, that would meet regularly, in homes, for scripture study, faith sharing and prayer, support and socializing, family activities, outreach in service–being church in small face-to-face groups.” – Parishioner in Survey Monday, February 3, 14
  35. 35. “Sometimes we need privacy... for phone calls, to meet with each other, parents, our students.” – Teacher “[In the office] what starts out as a simple conversation often turns into a private conversation. Sometimes it can be hard to transition in the moment and give people the same comfort level. You want to shepherd those people [but the space prevents it].” -Secretary on intimacy Monday, February 3, 14
  36. 36. “People are hungry for talking to one another about the struggles they’re having... to share wisdom between parents of all ages on parenting and relationships... We have to keep nourishing and feeding people to give them what they need to continue their journeys in life.” –Parish staff Let’s create a restorative atmosphere built on counseling relationships, peaceful pause, and a sense of continuity and intimacy. • Scales of intimacy and privacy - Parish office: Spiritual Guidance, Ministry of Care, Informal counsel - School: Social worker, nurse, special education, Religious Education - Small group and Private spaces • Peaceful pockets inside and out - Reading and conversation nooks - Natural nooks Monday, February 3, 14
  37. 37. “From the school side, focus on what is important…academics (mind), faith (spirit), and fitness (body).  SFX does a good job at the first two, but we are way behind other schools in nurturing our bodies.” - Parishioner in survey 7 Play Move the body with the spirit and mind Monday, February 3, 14
  38. 38. INVITE ENGAGE INTERTWINE CELEBRATE SEEK NURTURE PLAY + ◦ The gym is used from 8:00am to 8:00pm nearly all week long ◦ Parishioners rate “Athletics” and “Outdoor play” least supported by the SFX physical campus ◦ Active culture across SFX Parish ◦ Students have gym two days a week and compete with events and sports ◦ Desire to increase natural play and learning, especially in early years ◦ Outdoor field often out of commission due to conditions ◦ Parking lot as play lot and limited play areas HOW WELL DO YOUR SPACES CURRENTLY SUPPORT? TOTALLY SUPPORTS 7.0 6.32 5.99 5.3 4.93 5.08 4.72 4.66 4.99 4.63 4.87 4.67 5.00 4.48 3.59 3.5 3.76 1.8 DOES NOT SUPPORT 0 Monday, February 3, 14 Worship Holidays Social Adult Ed Reflection Collaboration PREP ACTION School Families Seniors Service Outdoor Play Athletics

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