Preparing for the 2023 Synod

Rooted in love: Communion, Participation and Mission

Pope Francis is inviting the entire Church (that’s you and me!) to reflect on the theme, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission,” saying, “It is precisely this path of Synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” This theme calls for journeying together through mutual listening to the Holy Spirit at every level of the Church’s life oriented towards evangelization.

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!