For youth and young adults 16 - 29
Thank you in advance for participating in this survey!  The Archdiocese of Hartford, and all of the arch/dioceses throughout the world, are helping our bishops prepare for the Synod of Bishops in October 2018.
The topic of this synod is Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.  A “Synod” is a gathering of bishops from all over the world, called by the Pope, to reflect on contemporary issues of faith and life. The word “synod” means “to walk together” as one Catholic (universal) Church.

We are asking for your feedback so that we can share this collective information with Archbishop Blair as he prepares his report for the Synod regarding young people in the Archdiocese in Hartford.  The information will also help all of us in the archdiocese to know ways we can walk with you and serve you better.

One part of the questionnaire asks whether you would like to participate in the survey the Vatican has published for the “Young Church” to complete. The link for this survey can be found after you complete our survey. 

May God bless you with a peaceful and enjoyable summer and we look forward to your responses!
 
Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, Ph.D.
Provost for Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Archdiocese of Hartford
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What is your home zip code? *

Just making sure you live in the Archdiocese of Hartford.
 
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? *

Choose one from the drop down menu.
     
 
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) *


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


 
Please select no more than 3

 
Please make sure you choose 3

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


 
Please select no more than 3

 
Please make sure you choose 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 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) *


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


 
Describe your prayer life. (pick one) *


 
I think my parish could better serve young people by… *

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


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


 
Why do you find {{undefined}} the most engaging? *

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


 
What are the two main reasons you attend youth/young adult group activities? (Please make sure you choose two) *


 
Please select no more than 2

 
Please choose 2

 
How satisfied are you with the youth/ young adult group activities offered at your parish? *


 
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/ young adult group meaningful for you? *


 
Do you agree with the following statements?

 
When new people attend youth/ young adult 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 and or young adults here *

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

     
 
This youth/young adult 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)? *


 
What could your parish (or school) do better to help you in your faith journey? *

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


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


 
How would you describe your theology/religion classes? *


 
How active are you in doing community service? *


 
How would you describe the liturgies at your school/parish? *


 
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? *


 
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)? *


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

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

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


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


 
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 Archdiocese? *

 
What could your parish (or school) do better to help you in your faith journey? *

 
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.
Synod 2018 Questions for Young People

This concludes our survey. Thank you for your time!

Pope Francis is 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"

If you would like to take this survey, click here:
https://survey-synod2018.glauco.it/limesurvey/index.php/147718