More than 27,000 Catholics from virtually all parishes in San Diego and Imperial counties participated in the survey the diocese conducted last fall (2022) as part of our ongoing synod. The diocese has released a report that summarizes the results of the survey. The findings provide important insights into the life of the Church, the challenges we face, and the issues that unite us and divide us.

View the Diocesan Synod Update

Using a synodal process that invites everyone to participate, parishes are to use the findings to develop and quickly implement ways to address the needs raised in the survey and in the earlier small-group sessions. Cardinal McElroy invites all community members to review the findings, published online in English, Spanish and Vietnamese at

Executive Summary PDF

Synod Survey Report 2023 PDF

Synod Findings February 2023

National Synod Report

Southern Cross Article February 2023 

Read the 2022 Synthesis Report