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Are you Catholic?
Are you involved in young adult events through your parish or the Diocese?
Section A: Young People, the Church, and Society
1. Do you think the Church listens to the real-life, really lived, situations of married young adults? How so?
2. In your opinion, what are the main challenges to and most significant opportunities for married young adults in San Diego and Imperial Counties?
3. What kinds of group gatherings of married young adults, formal or informal, have a major success WITHIN the Church, and why?
4. What kinds of group gatherings of married young adults, formal or informal, have a major success OUTSIDE the Church, and why?
5. What do you and other married young adults need and want from the Church in the Diocese of San Diego?
6. How are married young adults invited to participate in the day-to-day life of the church community in this Diocese? (both at your parish and in the Diocese)
7. How and in what manner do people in positions of authority in this Diocese make contact with married young adults who DO NOT frequent Church surroundings?
8. Social media and digital communication play a central role in the lives of all young adults. How have people in positions of authority in this Diocese responded to this reality?
Section B: Pastoral Vocational Programs for Young People
9. How were your family and parish community involved in your vocational discernment?
10. How did your school and/or education contribute to your ability to confidently and adequately discern your vocation in life?
11. How do you think we can make World Youth Day (or other national or international events) attendance a more standard practice on a parish level?
12. What opportunities for discerning a religious vocation were made available to you? How could those experiences have been expanded and improved?
Section C: Pastoral Care Workers with Young People
13. How much time and in what manner do priests and youth ministers provide personal, spiritual guidance to young adults?
14. How well, in your opinion, are those same priests and ministers prepared and educated to provide you with that guidance?
15. What personal guidance is offered in seminaries? (answer according to your level of experience and perception)
Section D: Questions for Young People in America
16. How does your community care for young people who experience extreme violence (gangs, prison, drug addiction, sexual assault, forced marriage of minors)? In what ways do they accompany and support them in their life?
17. How does this Diocese empower and form young adults to take an active role in society and civil life, promoting the common good of all?
18. In a world which is greatly secularized, what parish and Diocesan activities are most attractive and effective for continuing the journey of faith after the Sacraments of Christian Initiation?
Survey for Non-Catholics
Survey for Single 18-29 Years of age
Survey for 16-18 years of age
Survey for Others 18-29 Years of age
Survey for Married 18-29 Years of age