Synod

Pope Francis is inviting all of the baptized to participate in the Synod of Bishops that began in October of 2021. This spiritual process of listening, prayer, reflection and discernment is meant to assist us in learning how to better “journey together” as missionary disciples.  Unfortunately, while our intention was to hold in-person, parishwide listening sessions on the evenings of January 24th and February 7th, this is no longer possible due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. To this end, we will be holding listening sessions with our leadership teams via Zoom. Parishioners are also able to provide input to the five Synod themes below via the input form link above. We invite everyone to participate.

SYNOD THEMES
For more detail on each of the themes, please click on Synod themes button above.
COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY: Who are we journeying with, who else do we need to invite on our journey, and who is left on the margins?

SHARING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR COMMON MISSION: What are the ways each Bapztied person is called to be a leader in the mission, the ways we as a community support our members committed to service in society, and how do we discern about mission related choices and who participates in that process?

LISTENING: Who are the voices that we as a faith community listen to, how do we listen, what hinders our listening (prejudices, stereotypes), and whose voices do we need to pay more attention to?

DIALOGUE IN CHURCH AND SOCIETY: How do we dialogue within our particular Church and how do we address conflict, differences of opinion, and different senses of vision? How do we collaborate with our neighbors, within and outside of our faith, and dialogue with and learn from other sectors of society, e.g., the world of polictis, economics, culture, civil society, the poor, as well as those believe differently than us?

CELEBRATION: What are the ways prayer and liturgy inspire and direct our “journeying together,” and how do we promote the active participation of all the faithful in the liturgy?