Pope Francis wants to find a better way for the Church to accompany young people in their journey to “discover their plan for life and realize it with joy” and has dedicated the upcoming 15th Synod of Bishops to this important pastoral task. The Synod, to take place in October 2018, is themed Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.
To prepare for the Synod, the Vatican has launched an online survey with 53 mostly multiple-choice questions divided into sections addressing areas such as life choices, religion, attitudes, influences, etc. It also asks which topics are most urgent for the Church to address. Now, Pope Francis and Synod planners want to hear from youth and young adults around the world – including our young people here in the Fall River Diocese- as part of the Synod’s consultation process.
As stated in its introduction, the goal of the survey is to provide those who are from 16 to 29 years of age with “the opportunity to communicate, express and recount who you are and what you want to say about yourself.”
Youth and young adults within that age group are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. To do so, click this link:
It will bring up a page in Italian. Please click on the drop down menu in the upper right-hand corner and choose your language. Deadline for completing the survey has been extended to November 30, 2017.
To learn more on the 2018 Synod: Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment:
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Pope’s Letter to Young People (Vatican)
Preparatory Document for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (Vatican)