Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Survey to "get them thinking" about the Eucharist

A friend sent me the following email from a priest whose parish is conducting a survey on people’s attitudes toward the Eucharist. The introduction explains that it is not like the typical survey which does the thinking for people; this one gets people thinking. While it doesn’t ask directly if people believe in the doctrine of the Real Presence, it probes into some of the foundational elements for belief. It’s a good exercise!

I appreciate it because it helps us to get ready for our big feast this Sunday: Corpus Christi. Also, it mentions another survey (’95 Gallop) that I have been alluding to in homilies, posts, and discussions for over six years.

The link for the survey is below, but you can click here to go right to it.  As the priest says, share this with your friends and hopefully this will help to get folks thinking!

Dear Friend,

A 1995 Gallup poll on Catholic attitudes toward Communion was reported to show that only 30% believed that Communion is the actual Body and Blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread and wine. Our parish survey is designed to get people thinking, to discern what people really believe. The results will be given at the Corpus Christi homily, June 10, 2012, and will be posted on the parish web site: www.sma-Church.org.

All are welcome to go to:


and take the survey. Then share it with your friends: perhaps it can get them thinking!

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