Towards a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

Engaging three voices:
the Bishops
the People of God
and the Holy Spirit
A group of people standing in a church-like building, the image focuses on a brunette Caucasian woman wearing a face mask and holding a phone.
a synodal church
Pope Francis is asking each and every one of us to become involved

in the synodal process leading up to the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. The Pope tells us that the point of a synodal Church - "is to listen, as the entire People of God, to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church."

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MORE INFORMATION ON THE SYNOD
Resources
  • The logo from the Vatican on the Synod
    Vatican Synod Website

    Our Holy Father Pope Francis has invited the Catholic Church to embark on a journey together.

  • Father David Wynen
    Homily from Fr. David Wynen

    During the Diocesan celebration for the beginning of the Synodal Path on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.

  • The prayer for the Synod
    Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus

    This prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace.

Pope Francis' Homily

Opening of the Synodal Path
October 10, 2021

"Celebrating a Synod means walking on the same road, walking together. Let us look at Jesus. First, he encounters the rich man on the road; he then listens to his questions, and finally he helps him discern what he must do to inherit eternal life. Encounter, listen and discern. I would like to reflect on these three verbs that characterize the Synod.""

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Pope Francis holding a hand up to his ear, implying that he is listening.
Encounter, listen and discern. I would like to reflect on these three verbs that characterize the Synod.

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