Survey

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Tell us what you think! Complete the following survey and submit your thoughts on the four key questions we are exploring at the Symposium on Catholic Family Life.

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1. Do you consider yourself a faithful Catholic?
2. Do you have children?
4. (If y to 2) Please indicate the ages of your children (Check all that apply)
5. (If y to 2) How often do you attend mass as a family?
6. (if y to 2) How often do you pray as a family?
8. (if y to 2) Based on your children and spouses engagement with family prayer, how connected to God do you think your family feels during family prayer time?
• Recognizing the inherent diversity of Catholic households, are Catholic families, in general, called to live differently than families in the secular world or even families from other faith traditions? • If so, what are the essential, practical differences that should distinguish Catholic families from their neighbors? • If you don’t know, please type “I don’t know.” TYPE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE BOX BELOW (Limit: 250 Words)
• What do you think an authentic, “home-grown” approach to Catholic spirituality look like? (i.e., One that not only fits, but makes use of, the unique characteristics of family life?) • What spiritual practices do you think are most able to help Catholic families encounter Christ as an active member of their households and experience the faith as the source of the warmth in their homes? • If you don’t know, please type “I don’t know.” TYPE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE BOX BELOW (Limit: 250 Words)
More than ever, young adults are leaving the church. Most of the Church’s evangelistic efforts are focused on reclaiming children who were raised in Catholic homes but have left the Church as adults. • In your opinion, what can be done to help Catholic households be the primary place where intentional discipleship is practiced and intentional disciples are formed? • How can Catholic families do a better job of raising up the next generation of faithful, engaged, dynamic Catholic men and women? • If you don’t know, please type “I don’t know.” TYPE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE BOX BELOW (Limit: 250 Words)
At best, the Church has viewed families as beneficiaries of pastoral services. At worst, families are often viewed as obstacles to effective ministry and faith-formation efforts. But Vatican II asked the Church to see families as partners in the ministry and mission of the Church. • In your opinion, what are the best things families can do to share their faith with their extended family and friends? • In your opinion, what are simple things can do to work together to make a positive difference in their communities? • If you don’t know, please type “I don’t know.” TYPE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE BOX BELOW (Limit: 250 Words)
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What is your household income?
What is your marital status?
Are you a….
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