Report from David Lee, Stewardship Committee
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs conducted a Census on September 15 and 16, 2018 in an effort to increase parish registration as well as update current parishioner information. Parish registration is the best way to certify parish membership. Registering at OLQM is a declaration of one’s desire to be a part of our Catholic community and to make a commitment to the life of our parish.
516 parishioners completed a census form. Here are some of the tabulated results:
- Many of our survey participants (over 20%) were not officially registered with our parish.
- OLQM’s cultural and lingual composition remains as diverse as ever (note that a participant could choose more than one race or language). It is this diversity that enables OLQM to continue having several special ethnic celebrations every year.
- Of the participants who indicated that OLQM is their parish, 23% started worshipping here within the last five years; 18% of OLQM’s parishioners have lived in the neighborhood no more than five years. So, as the parish changes, pastoral needs are changing as well.
We invite you to register at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, if you are not currently registered as a member of our parish.