There were 289 participants in our survey. Respondents were not required to answer all
questions. Calculations are based on number of respondents to each specific question. One
third of respondents identified themselves as being from the Helena Diocese. 59% of Respondents were female, 41% male. 31% (nearly one third) were between 65-74
with the next highest 27% being between 75-84. No one under age 18 participated in the
survey. Certainly says something about the demographics of who is still actively engaged in the church.
Our local pastor has offered to make every effort to get the survey results into the hands of the Bishop of Helena. Now that the results of this survey have been compiled they will also be sent to Cardinal Sean O’Malley; Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the President of the USCCB; the Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Carlo Maria Viganò; and Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops within the next few days arriving by the 12/31 deadline.
We have added the Results Report to our “About Us” page if you would like to see results by category and read some of the comments that participants submitted. Here is a link directly to the Bishop Synod Survey Results.
CCMT will be on hiatus for the next couple of weeks, posting only occasionally. We wish you all a Blessed and wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year!