Please answer each question from your own perspective. 

* 1. By listening to young people, the Church will once again hear the Lord speaking in today’s world. As in the days of Samuel (cf. 1 Sam 3:1-21) and Jeremiah (cf. Jer 1:4-10), young people know how to discern the signs of our times, indicated by the Spirit. Listening to their aspirations, the Church can glimpse the world which lies ahead and the paths the Church is called to follow.

Do you feel that our parish leadership listens to the lived situation of young people?

* 2. What do youth ages 12-18 desire from the parish? Please rank the activities you think youth ages 12-18 most desire from the parish.

* 3. Please comment on the top five activities from your ranking above. Why do you suppose these activities will enable our youth to become lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ?

* 4. What do parents of youth ages 12-18 desire from the parish?

* 5. Please comment on the top five activities from your ranking above.  Why do you suppose these activities are most important for the lifelong faith formation of youth according to their parents?

* 6. What do young adults ages 19-35 desire from the parish? Please rank the items listed below:

* 7. Please comment on the top five activities from your ranking above. Why do you suppose these parish activities are most important for our young adults?

* 8. How effective is the parish in reaching out to youth and young adults who may not yet know Jesus or those who are not practicing their faith?

* 9. Is the parish community involved in helping young people to know how best to utilize their gifts and talents to be of service to God and to the world?

* 10. Do the parish clergy provide for personal spiritual or vocational guidance for youth and young adults?

* 11. Do the parish staff provide for personal spiritual or vocational guidance for youth and young adults?

* 12. Does the parish provide opportunities for youth and young adults to be engaged in civil life and to serve the common good through advocacy and action on behalf of those most in need?

* 13. Does the parish provide opportunities for youth and young adults to promote human life and dignity?

* 14. Does our parish accompany young people who experience violence, poverty, or abuse through organized programs of pastoral care?

* 15. Does our parish accompany young people who experience physical illneess, mental illness, or who struggle with addiction?

* 16. Does our parish provide devotional activies (adoration, praise and worship) particularly with youth and young adults in mind?

* 17. Is there interest or value in connecting parishioners across generations for example parishioners meeting with youth or young adults interested in their profession?

* 18. What types of group gatherings of youth or young adults are successful WITHIN the parish and why?

* 19. What types of group gatherings of youth or young adults are successful OUTSIDE the parish and why?

* 20. What organizations or institutions are effective in engaging youth and young adults today and why?

* 21. What pastoral activities do you think are most effective for continuing the faith journey of youth and young adults?

* 22. I am interested in the faith life of youth and young adults in our parish

* 23. I would be willing to contribute my time and talent to our parish ministry to youth and young adults.

* 24. Your age

* 25. Gender

* 26. Is there anything else you would like to share with the Youth and Young Adult Subcommittee?

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