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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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May 27th, 2015 - Blanca-1165808 said:

Usually I am never alone because my mother, youngest daughter and three grandchildren come with me but, I still feel lonely because I see a lot of couples, young and old attending Mass. Sometimes, depending of how my day has gone I cry alone. I know God is with me and also I know He has He's plans for me.

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May 24th, 2015 - Jacki-1209000 said:

Even with divorce, I don't feel alone because Jesus is there! I do miss my grand children; they have switched to a parish that offers Latin Mass. With a 5 year old who hasn't quite gotten used to not squirming and not crawling under the pews; going to Mass by myself is a luxury!

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May 24th, 2015 - Jacki-1209000 said:

Even with divorce, I don't feel alone because Jesus is there! I do miss my grand children; they have switched to a parish that offers Latin Mass. With a 5 year old who hasn't quite gotten used to not squirming and not crawling under the pews; going to Mass by myself is a luxury!

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May 5th, 2015 - Elynne-747744 said:

The Sign of Peace can be lonely; there's always that little pause where couples turn to kiss one another and families hug it out while you're left alone waiting for lukewarm handshakes from strangers. I've learned to use that time to say a quiet "peace" for family and friends who aren't with me or to thank God for the love of faith-filled couples and families in the parish.

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March 10th, 2015 - Mary-1166733 said:

As a widow; I long to have a husband to attend Mass with. I sometimes feel lonely when I see a married couple sitting close together and he has his arm around her shoulders or they hold hands during Mass. Mary

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March 8th, 2015 - Joseph-1189103 said:

Not sharing it with a sign I can't other; though its most like after the Mass when it sinks in.

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March 2nd, 2015 - Jim-1188391 said:

Seeing couples coming in together, sitting next to each other, sharing the sign of peace. Just being alone!

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January 11th, 2015 - Janice-1159697 said:

I am lonely at mass when I see couples my age still together in church, makes me feel very alone in the world since I am alone

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Poll Demographics

Seeing other couples and families (658 votes)
Overall Response
25.1%
Men
23.9%
Women
25.9%
18-25 yr olds
23.2%
26-35 yr olds
29.5%
36-50 yr olds
31.1%
51+ yr olds
18.8%
Not being able to share mass with a significant other (829 votes)
Overall Response
31.6%
Men
36.3%
Women
28.4%
18-25 yr olds
27.5%
26-35 yr olds
29.0%
36-50 yr olds
29.6%
51+ yr olds
34.8%
Not being able to go with a friend (64 votes)
Overall Response
2.4%
Men
2.0%
Women
2.7%
18-25 yr olds
3.6%
26-35 yr olds
3.6%
36-50 yr olds
1.7%
51+ yr olds
2.2%
Not feeling part of the parish community (232 votes)
Overall Response
8.8%
Men
8.2%
Women
9.2%
18-25 yr olds
13.0%
26-35 yr olds
9.4%
36-50 yr olds
7.0%
51+ yr olds
9.2%
I rarely feel lonely at mass (842 votes)
Overall Response
32.1%
Men
29.5%
Women
33.8%
18-25 yr olds
32.6%
26-35 yr olds
28.5%
36-50 yr olds
30.6%
51+ yr olds
35.0%