5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Lk 5:1-11): Jesus said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon said, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” When they had done this they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. (Lk 5:4-6)
Pope Francis tells us that, “Synodality is more than just a word or a slogan. Synodality is an expression of the very nature of the Church – the process of discerning how the Spirit is moving us, so that we may continue to fulfill our mission to evangelize in the world.”
Let us use this synodal experience to reach out “again” in new ways as one Church to bring others to an encounter as we listen to their realities. We invite all parishioners to participate by reflecting over the synod themes and providing input to the themes via the " Synod Input Form" link above.
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?