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Pope Francis wants to hear from Young People!

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To prepare for the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, Pope Francis wants to hear from young people! He's asked every diocese around the world to examine how the Church can lead young people (ages 16 to 29, Catholic and non-Catholic) to “recognize and accept the call to the fullness of life and love, and to ask young people to help her in identifying the most effective way to announce the Good News today.”

By answering the following questions honestly, you can help to shape the conversation of this gathering of Bishops in October of 2018. Bishop Holley and Pope Francis want to hear from YOU. About YOUR experience as a young person. Your answers will be used to form a working document which will serve as the basis for conversation at the Synod.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. For questions, contact Sam Mauck at

Young People Survey

1. What are a few of the biggest life-challenges you and your peers currently face?

2. What are some of the positive things that your peers can offer the Church and society today?

3. What groups/organizations outside of the Church are most effective at engaging your peers?

4. What can the Church learn from these groups/organizations?

5. What are some of the Catholic gatherings you have attended that have been significant in your spiritual life? Why are they significant to you?

6. What do you want from the Church?

7. Do you feel that the Church is good at listening to young people? Why or Why Not?

8. Do you think that your parish relates well to young people? How? What would help?

9. What can our Church do to assist you and your peers in discerning major life decisions (moral decisions, job, college choice, marriage, parenthood, etc.)?

About You

A. Which best describes your age group?

B. Where do you go to church?

C. In what city and state do you live?