Synod 2021 – 2023
What is Synod 2021/2023?
Pope Francis has called the entire People of God to journey together by listening, dialoguing, praying, discerning and making decisions together for the purpose of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Holy Father is asking that the entire Church participate in this Synod. The faithful, clergy and religious are invited to pray, listen, and talk together with the Bishops before the 2023 gathering of Bishops in Rome.
It is a chance to take a step back and reconnect with our parish community – to invite people not only back to Sunday Mass but also to parish life. This invitation to parish life starts with listening to each other’s joys, hopes, sorrows and anxieties. Listening is the basis of dialogue, friendship and community life. This Synod is not about changing doctrine or church structures, but rather encountering each other as brothers and sisters in Christ in post-pandemic world.
This is your chance to be heard! We are all invited to give feedback that covers various aspects of our faith. Please complete the weekly Pew Questions below. These will be tabulated by the PPC and sent through to the Archdiocese.
Synod Week 1 Pew Questions:
Having received the Holy Spirit through our Baptism and Confirmation and being sent out by Jesus Christ:
Synod Week 2 Pew Questions:
Synod Week 3 Pew Questions:
Synod Week 4 Pew Questions: