Thank you for completing this survey.  Your input will help inform the focus of pastoral plan for the Diocese.  Please also share this link with others and encourage them to respond - especially non-active Catholics - we want to what might draw them back to the Church!

Please provide your honest input.  Your confidentiality will be respected – all survey responses will be analyzed by an outside consultant. If you are not sure how to answer a question, please leave it blank.

* 1. How important is it to you that YOUR PARISH focus on each of the following in the coming five years? Please do not give score of 5 (very important) to more than five of the items listed below

  1 - Not at All Important 2 - A little Important 3 - Somewhat Important 4 - Important 5- Very Important
Support my spiritual growth
Offer vibrant weekend (Sat-Sun) Mass
Teach children about the Catholic faith through Catholic school
Teach children about the Catholic faith through religious education
Teach adults about the Catholic faith
Provide support to families
Provide outreach to those in need
Focus on youth and young adults
Prepare leaders in our parish
Bear witness to my faith in my daily life
Reach out to non-practicing Catholics
Use technology more effectively.
Offer non-religious programs that attract people from the community to the church.

* 2. How important are each of the following to you?

  1 - Not at All Important 2 - A little Important 3 - Somewhat Important 4 - Important 5- Very Important
Better connect my faith to work/family life
Learn more about how to pray
Learn more about Church teachings
Participate more actively in the religious education of my children.
Attend social events that allow me to get to know my fellow parishioners.
Learn to speak about and share my faith with others in my life.

* 3. How important is it to you that the Diocese of Corpus Christi focus on the following in the coming five years?

  1 - Not at All Important 2 - A little Important 3 - Somewhat Important 4 - Important 5- Very Important
Offer opportunities for Catholics throughout the Diocese to come together
Help parishes to collaborate better with other parishes to minister/share resources
Provide training to priests so they may more effectively lead our parishes
Be a voice for justice, peace and human life
Reach out more to non-practicing Catholics
Be more effective in engaging the next generation in the Catholic faith
Provide more Diocesan support for my parish

* 4. How much do you agree with the following?

  1 - Do Not Agree 2 - Agree A Little 3 - Somewhat Agree 4 - Agree 5- Strongly Agree
I would like to be more involved in my parish than I currently am
I want my children to attend a Catholic school although they do not currently.
The cost of Catholic schools prevent me from sending my children even though I want to
I would like to learn more about what it means to be "Church of Communion"
I want my parish to collaborate better with other parishes to minister/share resources
I have recently considered leaving the Church.

* 5. Which ONE of the following statements describes you?

* 6. If you know someone who has JOINED THE CHURCH, please write the reasons why below:

* 7. If you know someone who has LEFT THE CHURCH, please write the reasons why below:

* 8. Pope Francis has asked us to serve those at the margins.  Who do you believe are the groups and individuals at the margins and what should parishes and the diocese do to serve them?

* 9. What is the single most important thing that the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Corpus Christi must address?

* 10. How often do you attend Mass?

* 11. What is the level of education you last completed? (Please select only one)

* 12. What is your age?

* 13. Please indicate the race/ethnicity that describes you: (Select all that apply)

* 14. Please indicate how many children are present in your household. (Please select only one)

* 15. Are you...

* 16. If you wish to be more involved in the pastoral planning effort, please provide your contact info below. The consultant analyzing this survey will separate your responses above from your contact info to ensure the confidentiality of your responses.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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