Purpose

Youth involvement is necessary and vital to the long-term sustainability of our parish community. We are exploring ways in which this might be achieved and maintained, including the possibility of sponsoring activities and events that the youth of our parish will enjoy taking part in. To that end, this survey is targeted at those parishioners who are under 30 years of age, including families with children.

What are your interests? What do your children enjoy doing with their spare time? What group activities do you/they enjoy?

We are attempting to determine where there may be common interests amongst our young people so that we may direct our efforts in the most efficient way. While the activities we will consider sponsoring need not be of a religious nature, they will necessarily have to be compatible with a healthy spiritual life. Indeed, our hope is that by reaching out to the younger generation in terms that are accessible to them, by sponsoring activities they would otherwise be pursuing at outside venues, they will be provoked and stimulated to participate actively in the spiritual life of the parish.

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* 1. Which group best describes you?

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* 2. What activities do you enjoy participating in?

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* 3. What group activities do you enjoy?

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* 4. What would you like to see offered here at HVM in order to build community and stimulate parish life? How can we work toward retaining you and your family as regular, participating members by being relevant in your everyday lives beyond Sundays and major feast days?

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* 5. Are there any practical considerations that may prevent or affect your ability to participate in scheduled activities, provided that you have an interest in participating? Examples: transportation, child care, work schedule, etc.

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* 6. Are there any particular areas of interest that you have and feel should be considered for inclusion in a prospective program or event? If so, please indicate them.

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* 7. Regarding the matter of religious education, please offer ideas you believe would enhance the catechesis and spiritual life of our young people. Lectures? Exhibits? Study groups? What would you like to see and how do you believe it might be beneficial?

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