What does this Synod have to do with me?
What’s unique about this synod?
Unlike past synods, this one isn’t about addressing a particular issue but about becoming who God calls us to be as a Church, all of us together, amidst the reality of today’s world! For at least three reasons, the Synod started in October 2021 and is unprecedented.
- It is no longer only a one-month Synod of Bishops but a two-year synodal process for the entire People of God, all the baptized! All are invited and no one is to be left behind or excluded!
- It is a synod that aims on giving the entire Church a lived experience of synodality. It’s not just about filling in a questionnaire but gathering the fruits of what the Holy Spirit is saying to us here and now.
- The synod aims not just to talk about synodality, but to put synodality into practice from now onwards, in every diocese, parish, and country across the world. At every level of the Church, this calls all of us to renew our way of being and working together moving forward.
Attend one of the short information sessions at the church held on Monday, February 28 at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 1 at 9 am, or Saturday, March 5 at 4 pm (may also be on zoom). The Archdiocese is also offering these on zoom, check their website to register- (caedm.ca/synod – Register to Learn About the Synod, Tuesday, February 22, 10:00-12:00 pm, Join Zoom Meeting ID: 896 9651 9456, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89696519456)
Starting Wednesday, March 9 we will be offering Listening Sessions to help you discern how the Holy Spirit is calling you to respond.
Keep checking the bulletin, bulletin board, our website, and the Archdiocese website (caedm.ca/synod) for more details.
Stay tuned, stay informed and participate.
Check out these YouTube videos: https://caedm.ca/synod/videos