Youth Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
In October of 2018, a group of bishops will gather in Rome for a synod to discuss how the Catholic Church can better serve & accompany young people.
Pope Francis has asked that young people across the world be surveyed to discover how their needs and desires are being met by the Catholic Church. Locally, in the Diocese of Lansing, we surveyed over 750 young people between the ages of 16-29 and summarized the responses in the document below.
Our desire is to that you read these summaries of our local young people and hear what they are saying about their faith journeys and the Church. From this learning, we hope as a diocese, to discern how to better engage our youth and young adults in the life of the Church and accompany them on their journey of discipleship.
We also have a link to the Pre-Synodal Meeting that was held in Rome containing the voices of young adults from around the world.