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Question One

We often talk about evangelisation, but the reality is most parishes have experienced a decline in Mass numbers over the last 20+ years. What are the underlying reasons for the decline in numbers? What has this taught you about the spiritual life generally and of those who have left? How has, or how might, your community respond to these reasons? 

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Question Two

In what way does your community acknowledge and respond to individuals who are drifting away or have walked away from the Catholic faith? 

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Question Three

What has your parish and parish school learned from those who now go to Pentecostal churches? 

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Question Four

How aware is your parish and parish school of Catholics becoming members of another religion? What is it about other religions that seem so attractive? 

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Question Five

What processes reconciliation does your school/parish have for people, who have been hurt and left because of a community member? How often are these processes of reconciliation used? 

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Question Six

How do you respond to those "who have found Jesus" in another Church? 

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Question Seven

Many people say "I went to a Catholic Church and no one spoke to me." How important is the 'welcome' in the life of your parish and how is this actively embraced? 

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Question Eight

In the past the Church has had rich contributions from the likes of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Women's League, Legion of Mary, etc. Today many of these organisations struggle to find members. What's changed? What sort of organisations do we need today? 

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Question Nine

How does your parish encourage people to move from a simple Sunday Mass attendance to a full and active life in the parish? 

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Question Ten

How can we respond to those who say, "You don't have to go to Mass to be a good person."?

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