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Challenges facing the Church

Respondents felt that increasing vocations and engaging young people presented the biggest challenges for the Church in the future.

4 of the 5 top challenges were local issues that affect every day life in parishes.

Top 5 Challenges Facing the Church:

  1. Shortage of priests/decline in vocations
  2. Engaging teens and young adults in parish life
  3. Society in general is less religious
  4. Clustering, merging, and closing of parishes
  5. Church funds/financial management