Preparing for the 2023 Synod
Rooted in love: Communion, Participation and Mission
Pope Francis is inviting the entire Church (that’s you and me!) and all people of good will to share in “Listening Sessions” as part of our preparation, as a Church family, for the 2023 Synod of Bishops. This is a significant opportunity for all of us to consider how we are journeying together and how can better be “Church” to each other moving forward.
This is a significant opportunity for all of us to consider how we are journeying together and how can better be “Church” to each other moving forward. In these Listening Sessions, each of us will be able to express our hopes, dreams and ideas for journeying together into the future.
During the first two weeks in March, we will be conducting a number of Listening Sessions to give you a chance to gather with other people and share your experiences and hopes for the future. Most will be via zoom. We will have a large, “town hall” gathering, in-person, on Sunday March 13 with snacks and community time at 1:00 and a Listening Session from 1:30-3pm.
One perfect way to prepare for the Synod while preparing for Advent is to take our Advent Study of the Pope’s book, Let us Dream: the Path to a Better Future. Learn more at our Advent Study Group on Realm.
As we explore, as a parish, what this preparation entails, we will post information, resources and ideas here. We begin with brief articles on what Synodality means, how we can journey together through mutual listening to the Holy Spirit and what role we, as individuals, families and a community, can prepare for the synod. Drawing on excerpts from the pope’s newest book, Let us Dream: the Path to a Better Future and articles from the Vatican. Check back here each week!