St. Raphael-Holy Angels
VATICAN SURVEY - Bishop O'Connell has invited the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to participate in the questionnaire distributed by the Holy See to the more than 3,000 local Churches throughout the world (including the Church of Trenton), in preparation for the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and ContemporaryWorld (in October 2015). The questionnaire has three sections (Listening, Looking, and Confronting) and includes 46 questions. There is also a "simplified" version that condenses the 46 questions into 21 questions. To access the questionnaire, go to the diocesan website (www.dioceseoftrenton.org) and click on the hyperlink for "Invitation to Participate in Vatican Synod Consultation on the Family 2015". You can then choose to complete the survey (either the "full" version or the simplified version) by clicking on (A) one of the two blue-colored buttons (for the "online" method) or (B) one of the two gray-colored buttons (to download and print the hard-copy, paper survey, which can then be sent to the diocese by either e-mail or U.S. mail. All surveys need to be received by the diocese on or before Wednesday, March 4. Bishop O'Connell will read all of the responses and prepare a summary for the transmission to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops(USCCB).