Synod 2021-2023 : “For a Synodal Church: Communication, Participation and Mission”

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops issued the preparatory document for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will take place during the month of October 2023 on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communication, Participation and Mission”.
 
To help our parishes prepare for the Synod, we will soon receive a “Vademecum” as well as a presentation for a special Eucharist celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, to commemorate the beginning of our Diocese’s Synodal Process.

Here is the prayer for the Synod :
 
We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever. Amen.