March 5, 2020

Dear parishioners at St. John Vianney and Our Lady of Lourdes Parishes:

We are entering into an exciting period of our history, a time to consider the long-term direction for our parish mission in the Bettendorf community.

Meitler, a national consulting firm for Catholic parishes and schools, has been engaged by the parishes to facilitate various opportunities for you to give input over the next few months.

These include large and small group meetings, a detailed survey, leadership retreat, interviews, and conversations with parish councils and committees.

The goal of the process is to develop a broad consensus around one plan that can succeed with a high level of participation including conducting a full-scale feasibility study.

For additional information about the study, please read the Overview and Questions & Answers documents below.

May the Lord guide us as we seek to follow His plans for our community.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Rev. Jason Crossen & Rev. James Vrba