As part of the ongoing three year Archdiocesan Synod process which began in 2019 with the Prayer and Listening events many of you attended, we are now approaching the third year. In Year 3, “The Church Engages” and small groups plan to meet in every parish to learn, pray and discuss the three focus areas outlined by Archbishop Hebda. These three areas consist of:
- Forming parishes that are at the service of evangelization
- Forming missionary disciples who know Jesus’ love and respond to his call
- Forming youth and young adults in and for a Church that is always young
We invite all parishioners to join in the upcoming six small group sessions to learn, pray and discuss the three focus areas beginning in September, 2021. Parish feedback will then be used to help inform the Deanery consultation in early 2022. The process will then culminate in the Archdiocesan Synod Assembly held Pentecost weekend, June 3-5, 2022. Please save the dates for meetings at St. Stan’s on September 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17 and 24. All small sessions will be held 11am – 1pm in the Church Hall. For further information on the Archdiocese Synod please visit archspm.org/synod.