What does the word Synod mean?

Synod is a Greek word (synodos) meaning a meeting or assembly. The two Greek words that make up synod are syn meaning together and hodos meaning way or journey.

Our Synodal
Participation
Process
(March 20, 2022)
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Click HERE for
Gathering Planned to Close the Diocesan Phase of the Synod (April 23rd)

DESCRIBING OUR PROCESS

Opening Prayer (.pdf)

Ground Rules, Facilitator and Note Taker Roles (.pdf)

Understanding How Synodality Helps Renewal 1 2 (.pdf1) (.pdf2)

 

Questions for Discussion - Small Group Process

The Fundamental Question

Reflection on Scripture & Synod Principles 1 2 (.pdf1) (.pdf2)

Core Questions (Small Group Sharing)

on Listening (.pdf)

on Speaking Out (.pdf)

on Sharing Responsibility for our Common Mission,
Sharing Authority & Participation
(.pdf)

on Discerning and Deciding (.pdf)

on Celebration (.pdf)

on the Holy Spirit (.pdf)

(Click on the boldened orange description to view it.
And click it as a (.pdf) to download & print it.)

On Sunday, March 20th, 2022 we participated as individuals, small groups and as a Parish gathering for a Synodal Church that is centered on Jesus, the Eucharist, the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit. All lay faithful have an important role to play in the mission and life of the Church whether in our Parish, in our Diocese, in our lives, families and those with whom we interact. This is an invitation for everyone of us to open our hearts, be heard and to invite and encourage others to participate.

Those who have been baptized in the Catholic Church and members of our Parish may participate at our Synodal event. Small groups were the format for our event. Each group will have a Facilitator and Note Taker to help keep focus on each of the questions to be addressed. Notes will be taken anonymously and some may be included in a report that will be prepared for and sent to the Diocese. The notes you prepare on your printed Fundamental and Core Questions sheets are only for your use, to aid you in recollecting your ideas and for your own discussion purposes. "Fundamental and Core Questions for Discussion (.pdf)" are not to be turned in. Protocols are the same at every Parish Synodal event.

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