The Catholic Church has convened a Synod that will conclude in 2023. The synod entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” solemnly opened the 9th – 10th of October 2021 in Rome and on the following 17th of October in each particular Church. Our Diocese will celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral this Sunday with representatives from each parish present.
With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.”2 This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s “renewal” proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, the Church will be able to learn through Her experience which processes can help Her to live communion, to achieve participation, to open Herself to mission. Our “journeying together” is, in fact, what most effectively enacts and manifests the nature of the Church as the pilgrim and missionary People of God.
To Learn More about the Synod, visit: https://www.synod.va/en.html