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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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October 16th, 2014 - Kurt-900770 said:

Being alone and going home to a lonely apt.

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September 20th, 2014 - Maricela-1023236 said:

I don't feel lonely. I go to hear the word of God not to socialize.

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September 14th, 2014 - Adam-1082780 said:

Closest Catholic Church to my house makes me feel so unwelcome. I never registered with the parish because I don't want to keep going there.

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August 18th, 2014 - Roxanne-1122458 said:

I rarely feel lonely at mass.

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August 5th, 2014 - David-1007685 said:

Being at mass is the only time when I never feel alone. That is the time when my brothers and sisters in Christ are of one body, one mind, one spirit as we come together and place our petitions before God; ask for forgiveness of our sins; and share the sacred gift of the body and blood of our Savior!

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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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Poll Demographics

Seeing other couples and families (716 votes)
Overall Response
25.2%
Men
23.6%
Women
26.3%
18-25 yr olds
23.1%
26-35 yr olds
30.7%
36-50 yr olds
29.6%
51+ yr olds
19.0%
Not being able to share mass with a significant other (892 votes)
Overall Response
31.5%
Men
36.0%
Women
28.5%
18-25 yr olds
26.2%
26-35 yr olds
28.7%
36-50 yr olds
30.0%
51+ yr olds
35.1%
Not being able to go with a friend (64 votes)
Overall Response
2.3%
Men
1.9%
Women
2.5%
18-25 yr olds
3.6%
26-35 yr olds
3.0%
36-50 yr olds
1.4%
51+ yr olds
2.2%
Not feeling part of the parish community (253 votes)
Overall Response
8.9%
Men
8.4%
Women
9.3%
18-25 yr olds
12.3%
26-35 yr olds
9.4%
36-50 yr olds
7.4%
51+ yr olds
9.2%
I rarely feel lonely at mass (911 votes)
Overall Response
32.1%
Men
30.1%
Women
33.4%
18-25 yr olds
34.9%
26-35 yr olds
28.2%
36-50 yr olds
31.5%
51+ yr olds
34.4%