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Section A: Young People, the Church, and Society
1. Do you think the Church listens to the real-life, really lived, situations of young people? How so?
2. In your opinion, what are the main challenges to, and most significant opportunities for, young people in San Diego and Imperial Counties?
3. What kinds of group gatherings of youth and/or young adults, formal or informal, have a major success WITHIN the Church, and why?
4. What kinds of group gatherings of youth and/or young adults, formal or informal, have a major success OUTSIDE the Church, and why?
5. What do young people need and want from the Church in the Diocese of San Diego?
6. How are young people invited to participate in the day-to-day life of the church community in this Diocese? (both at your parish and in the diocese)
7. How do people in positions of authority in this Diocese make contact with young people who DO NOT frequent Church surroundings?
8. Social media and digital communication play a central role in the lives of all young people. How have people in positions of authority in this Diocese responded to this reality?
Section B: Pastoral Vocational Programs for Young People
9. How are families and parish communities involved in young people's vocational discernment?
10. How are schools contributing to young people's ability to confidently and adequately discern their vocations in life?
11. How do you think we can make World Youth Day (or other national or international events) attendance a more standard practice on a parish level?
12. What opportunities for discerning a religious vocation are made available to young people? How could these experiences be expanded and improved?
Section C: Pastoral Care Workers with Young People
13. How much time and in what manner do priests and youth ministers provide personal, spiritual guidance to young people?
14. How well, in your opinion, are those same priests and ministers prepared and educated to provide young people with that guidance?
15. What personal guidance is offered in seminaries? (answer according to your level of experience and perception)
Section D: Questions for Young People in America
16. How does your community care for young people who experience extreme violence (gangs, prison, drug addiction, sexual assault, forced marriage of minors)? In what ways do they accompany and support them in their life?
17. How does this Diocese empower and form young people to take an active role in society and civil life, promoting the common good of all?
18. In a world which is greatly secularized, what parish and Diocesan activities are most attractive and effective for continuing the journey of faith after the Sacraments of Christian Initiation?
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Survey for Single 18-29 Years of age
Survey for 16-18 years of age
Survey for Others 18-29 Years of age
Survey for Married 18-29 Years of age