Our Holy Father Pope Francis has invited the Catholic Church to embark on a journey together
A Synod is a journey of discernment, in which the people of God are called to pray and reflect upon the Holy Spirit’s will for the whole Church.
Through our listening and our sharing, we will seek to understand what the Holy Spirit’s will is.
It’s an invitation to everyone. And it’s not a one-day wonder
Through listening and understanding rooted in the Holy Spirit, the entire people of God is called to be part of it. Through this process — called a synodal path — the Church community deepens in understanding of Her mission and looks toward the future.
A Synod, which is the process by which the Church will begin this important work is not just a convening of Bishops reflecting on a particular topic and advising the Pope.
Pope Francis has dedicated the 2023 Ordinary Synod of Bishops to synodality.
Simply put, synodality is discerning how the Spirit is moving through and with the Body of Christ, so that we may continue to fulfill our mission to make disciples of Jesus in the world.