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What primarily causes you to feel lonely during Sunday Mass?

Jun 5th 2013

  • Seeing other couples and families - 25.4%
  • Not being able to share mass with a significant other - 31.3%
  • Not being able to go with a friend - 2.4%
  • Not feeling part of the parish community - 8.4%
  • I rarely feel lonely at mass - 32.6%

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July 24th, 2014 - Carol-1108349 said:

Before I became Catholic I would be lonely at church. I just can't feel lonely at Mass being in the presence of God. Especially knowing I'm about to receive him Blood, Body and Spirit.

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July 17th, 2014 - Paul-1109895 said:

The last place I'd feel lonely is during Mass. If my belief is God is present there at Mass, his Body and Blood before me and I still felt lonely, then perhaps in my heart and mind, I still truly do not believe, or at very least , fully do not trust.

Real loneliness is separation from the presence of God. It's the emptiness you experience when you hear only your own voice when you think and nothing else. The Mass is not of this world, only in this world does loneliness really exist For me feeling lonely at Mass would be impossible because of what I understand Mass to be,

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July 4th, 2014 - Elizabeth-1080450 said:

I wouldn't necessarily call it loneliness but I do get distracted with families with little babies because I can't wait to get married and raise a family !

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June 30th, 2014 - Catherine-1085370 said:

I never feel lonely at mass

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June 10th, 2014 - Lee-1060250 said:

Not being able to share my faith with another of my own faith in the joy of The Eucharist.

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May 28th, 2014 - Amy-973708 said:

I do not feel lonely. I feel at home and loved when I'm at church. I do wish my kids or future bf would be there with me. I sit in the same area most of the time, and their are other single women around. In the midst of families as well. I love mass and am glad to be called to the table!

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May 26th, 2014 - Sam-1091376 said:

I love going to mass, but it would be nice to have someone to go with.

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Poll Demographics

Seeing other couples and families (728 votes)
Overall Response
25.3%
Men
23.8%
Women
26.2%
18-25 yr olds
22.7%
26-35 yr olds
30.2%
36-50 yr olds
29.6%
51+ yr olds
19.3%
Not being able to share mass with a significant other (910 votes)
Overall Response
31.6%
Men
36.3%
Women
28.5%
18-25 yr olds
26.6%
26-35 yr olds
28.6%
36-50 yr olds
30.5%
51+ yr olds
35.3%
Not being able to go with a friend (68 votes)
Overall Response
2.4%
Men
2.0%
Women
2.6%
18-25 yr olds
3.4%
26-35 yr olds
3.3%
36-50 yr olds
1.6%
51+ yr olds
2.2%
Not feeling part of the parish community (252 votes)
Overall Response
8.8%
Men
8.1%
Women
9.2%
18-25 yr olds
11.6%
26-35 yr olds
10.0%
36-50 yr olds
6.6%
51+ yr olds
9.1%
I rarely feel lonely at mass (921 votes)
Overall Response
32.0%
Men
29.7%
Women
33.5%
18-25 yr olds
35.7%
26-35 yr olds
27.9%
36-50 yr olds
31.6%
51+ yr olds
34.2%