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Open to all - Synod Questionnaire about Youth, Faith and Discernment

1 August 2017

Open to all - Synod Questionnaire about Youth, Faith and Discernment

As part of the preparations for the XV Ordinary Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,  Pope Francis wants to hear from Dioceses around the world. 

This consultation has two parts: 

1. the online Youth Survey for 16-29 year olds that was conducted recently (closed on 2nd July); and

2. the Questionnaire for Dioceses, with responses due back to Ballarat Diocese by Tuesday 15 August 2017. 

This Questionnaire is open to all those in Ballarat diocese who would like to share their experiences and observations regarding young people, the faith and vocational discernment in the context of this Diocese.

Priests, youth ministry leaders, university and school chaplains, school principals and faith educators, parents, social justice groups, vocation committee, and other individuals or groups in the diocese are invited to respond to some or all of the questions. 

The responses to the Questionnaire will be collated by the Diocese and forwarded to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference who, with their Youth Office, is compiling the Australian response to be sent to the Vatican.

Pope Francis has convened the worldwide Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October 2018.  This event occurs within the Australian Year of Youth 2018.

Synod Questionnaire HERE

Preparatory Document - Reflections from the Vatican HERE

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