My Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking this survey. I am looking forward to hearing from you about your prayer life, how your family practices their faith, and how your own relationship with Jesus Christ impacts your daily life. This information will help shape how our diocesan and parish communities continue to find ways to meet your needs. Know that I pray for you every day. May Lent 2017 be a time of quiet preparation as we remember the challenge to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.

-Bishop Frank

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What is your home zip code? *

Just making sure you live in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
 
What is the main language spoken at home? (pick one) *

If more than one language is spoken, pick the one that is spoken the most.

 
What is your gender? *


 
What is your age? *

This will help determine other questions you might be asked.

 
Do you attend a Catholic School? *

     
 
Do you attend religious education classes at a parish? *

     
 
Do you attend Mass at the same parish where you attend religious education classes? *

     
 
Okay, now for some personal questions about your faith: When I am faced with a difficult decision, I am most likely to: *


 
Which of the following best describes your relationship with Jesus? (please pick only one) *


 
If I have an important question about my faith, I would go to: (check all that apply) *


 
If I have an important question about my faith I would go to: (check all that apply) *


 
My family practices our faith by: (check all that apply) *


 
Do your parents regularly attend church? (pick one) *


 
Rank the top 3 items on the list that you value the most. *


 
Please select no more than 3

 
Please rank the top three issues which are of personal concern for you from the list below: *


 
Please select no more than 3

 
Please indicate which statement below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God *


 
I primarily practice my faith by: (check all that apply) *


 
I primarily practice my faith by: (check all that apply) *


 
I have had a powerful experience of faith in the following ways: (check all that apply) *


 
How would I describe my relationship with my peers? (pick one) *


 
How would I describe my relationship with my peers? (pick one) *


 
I would like to learn more about: (check all that apply)


 
Describe your prayer life. (pick one) *


 
My parish could better serve young people by…

 
Would you like to participate in a more in depth survey? *

     
 
Do you mind giving us your mobile number so we can keep you informed via text alerts?

No dashes or spaces please. And if you do mind, just hit enter and skip this question. But please know that we will only use your number to send you text alerts related to announcements from the diocese and/or the bishop and we will never, ever sell your data or misuse it. Regular data rates apply.
 
Pope Francis is going to be asking those between the ages of 16 and 29 for their opinions in preparation for the 2018 Synod on the theme "Youth, faith and vocational discernment" – Would you be interested in participating in that survey? *

     
 
Great! Please provide your email and/or mobile number so that we may contact you in regards to the Pope's 2018 Synod survey...

 
Did you provide your cell phone just a few questions ago? *

If not, we need it to contact for the Synod 2018 survey.
     
 
Mobile number:

 
What activities do you take part in at your parish? (Check all that apply) *


 
I have heard of the following events: (Check all that apply)


 
Regarding religious education classes...

 
Do you find your religious education classes engaging? *

     
 
Why? / Why not?

 
Which parish ministry do you find most engaging for you? *


 
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How often do you attend youth group activities linked to this church? *


 
What are the two main reasons you attend youth group activities? (Mark up to TWO) *


 
Please select no more than 2

 
How satisfied are you with the youth group activities offered here? *


 
What stops you from attending youth group? *


 
How many of your close friends attend youth group on a regular basis? *


 
Which of the following make youth group meaningful for you? *


 
Do you agree with the following statements?

 
When new people attend youth group activities, people relate openly and warmly to them *

     
 
The leaders here encourage innovation and creative thinking *

     
 
I feel comfortable in confiding personal issues with the youth leaders here *

     
 
Loneliness has been a serious problem for me at times *

     
 
The leaders here really try to take into account the ideas of youth here *

     
 
The leaders here set an inspiring example of how to live the Christian life *

     
 
This youth group is always ready to try something new *

     
 
Do you attend Mass attached to this youth group? *


 
How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (eg. Prayer, meditation, reading the Bible by yourself)? *


 
How often (if at all) do you: pray with other people? *


 
How often do you read scripture? *


 
What other ministries would you like to see at your school?

 
What could your parish do better to help you in your faith journey?

 
Which activities do you take part in at your school? *


 
I have heard of the following events: (Check all that apply)


 
How would you describe your theology classes? *


 
How active are you in doing community service? *


 
How many hours during the last month have you given voluntary time with programs or services in or outside the church to help people in need or to make your own community a better place to live? *


 
How would you describe the liturgies at your school? *


 
Rank the top 3 people/sources you turn to for advice and support when you have a personal problem. *


 
Please select no more than 3

 
Are your parents enthusiastic about their faith? *


 
Do you talk about matters of faith with the other members of your household? *


 
How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (eg. Prayer, meditation, reading the Bible by yourself)? *


 
How often (if at all) do you pray with other people? *


 
How often do you read scripture? *


 
What other ministries would you like to see at your school?

 
What could your school do better to help you in your faith journey?

 
What activities do you take part in at your parish? (Check all that apply) *


 
Have you attended any of the following Young Adult Events in the Diocese? *


 
How often do you attend Mass? *


 
How often do you go to Reconciliation? *


 
How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (eg. Prayer, meditation, reading the Bible by yourself)? *


 
How often (if at all) do you: pray with other people? *


 
How often do you read scripture? *


 
How many hours during the last month have you given voluntary time with programs or services in or outside the church to help people in need or to make your own community a better place to live? *


 
Are your parents enthusiastic about their faith? *


 
Do you talk about matters of faith or religion with the other members of your family? *


 
What other ministries would you like to see for young adults in the diocese?

 
What could your parish do better to help you in your faith journey?

Synod 2018 Questions for Young People

This concludes our survey.
Thank you for your time!