To fulfill the goals for Sacraments and Worship of the Priority Plan of the Diocese of Rapid City

Please take a few minutes to fill out this questionnaire on how you experience the Mass.  The Diocesan Liturgy Commission welcomes your feedback.  Your answers will be kept confidential. Thank you for your participation.

* 1. Age Group

* 2. Gender

* 3. Marital Status

* 4. If Married, number of years

* 5. Race/ethnicity

* 6. If Native American, Tribe:

* 8. Sacraments Received (check all that apply):


* 9. How often do you attend Mass?

* 10. If you do not attend Mass every weekend, why not? (check all that apply)

* 11. Why is it important for you to attend Mass ? (check all that apply)

* 12. When do you most often attend Mass?

* 13. Are you involved in a liturgical ministry? (Check all that apply)

* 14. What is your experience of learning about the Catholic faith and liturgy? (Check all that apply)

* 15. I prepare for Mass by (check all that apply):

* 16. Jesus is truly present to me at Mass (check all that apply):

* 17. I am praying at Mass (check all that apply):

* 18. I experience community in praying with those I attend Mass with:

* 19. When the priest prays on behalf of the community, I join in that prayer:

* 20. The gestures (sign of the cross, standing, kneeling, sitting, bowing, etc.) help me to pray:

* 21. THE INTRODUCTORY RITES  [Entrance (Opening Song), Sign of the Cross, The Greeting (The Lord be with you...), Penitential Act, Kyrie (Lord have mercy...), Gloria and Collect (Opening Prayer)]

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
The Introductory Rites help me to prepare to experience the Word of God.
Making the Sign of the Cross reminds me that I am a baptized son or daughter of God.
The Greeting reminds me that the Lord is present within us as we begin the Mass.
I open myself to receive God's mercy during the Penitential Act.
When I sing the Gloria (Glory to God...) I join the saints and angels in praising God the Father and the Son.

* 22. The LITURGY OF THE WORD [Old Testament Reading, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament Reading, Gospel Acclamation, Gospel, Homily, Creed, Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful)]

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
There is sufficient time after each reading to reflect on what I have heard.
During the proclamation of the scriptures I believe I am hearing the Word of God.
The Responsorial Psalm helps me meditate on the other scripture readings.
The homily helps me connect the scriptures to my life.
I believe what I am professing in the Creed.
The Prayer of the Faithful expresses what I want to pray for.

* 23. The PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS [The altar is prepared, Collection, Procession with the Gifts, Blessing Prayers, Prayer over the Offerings. An offertory song may accompany these actions.]

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
During the Preparation of the Gifts, I am paying attention to the activity taking place at the altar.
Giving money in the collection or through e-tithing expresses my willingness to sacrifice for God and his Church.

* 24. The Eucharistic Prayer [Introductory Dialogue, Preface, Sanctus (Holy Holy Holy), Consecration, Memorial Acclamation, Amen]

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
The Eucharistic Prayer is a prayerful experience for me.
During the Eucharistic Prayer I reflect on Jesus’ great sacrifice for all of us.
During the Eucharistic Prayer I offer myself to God with Jesus.
I experience the Eucharistic Prayer as a dialogue between the community and the priest.
It is difficult for me to focus on the Eucharistic Prayer.

* 25. The Communion Rite [Our Father, Sign of Peace, Lamb of God, Invitation to Communion, Receiving Communion, Communion Song and Prayer after Communion]

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
During the Sign of Peace, I am conscious of offering God’s peace to those around me.
Singing the Communion song during the procession helps me experience unity with everyone.
Singing the Communion song helps me express the joy in my heart.
I believe I receive the Body and Blood of Christ in Communion.
I have sufficient time after communion to personally thank the Lord for his presence in me.

* 26. The Concluding Rite [Announcements, Final Blessing, Dismissal (Go forth the Mass is ended).  A song usually follows the dismissal.]

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
The words of dismissal motivate me to go into the world and be a disciple of Jesus to all I meet.

* 27. In your experience of Mass, is there anything that you find confusing? What would you like to know more about? (Check all that apply)

* 28. What else would you like to share about your experience of liturgy?

Thank you very much for participating in this survey.
Survey Results will be published in November 2017.