Synod Listening Sessions

About the Synod


The objective of the current Synod is:

  • To listen, as the entire People of God, to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church…especially to those at the margins.
  • Foster a lived experience of discernment, participation, and co-responsibility, where a diversity of gifts is brought together for the Church’s mission in the world.
  • To inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be
  • To make people’s hopes flourish
  • To stimulate trust
  • To bind up wounds
  • To weave new and deeper relationships
  • To learn from one another
  • To build bridges
  • To enlighten minds
  • To warm hearts
  • To restore strength to our hands for our common mission

The sessions - preliminary reports


Each group chose three themes from the following to discuss in their 1.5 hour session:

  • Companions on the Journey (Chosen by two groups)
  • Listening (Chosen by all five groups)
  • Speaking Out (Chosen by two groups)
  • Celebration (Chosen by three groups)
  • Sharing Responsibility for Our Common Mission (Chosen by one group)
  • Dialogue in Church and Society (Chosen by one group)
  • Ecumenism (Chosen by one group)
  • Authority & Participation (Not chosen)
  • Discerning and Deciding (Chosen by two groups)
  • Forming Ourselves in Synodality (Not chosen)
    *Note: Some themes tied in voting

Session Notes

Archive - materials

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