This synod was designed to involve all Catholics in our Archdiocese, especially lay Catholics, in discerning and shaping Archdiocesan pastoral priorities for the next 5-10 years. The synod process began in the fall of 2019 with over 8,000 Catholics attending Synod Prayer and Listening Sessions all over the Archdiocese to voice their ideas and concerns as members of our local church.
We will now come together as parishes to respond to and propose solutions to the most pressing needs of our local church, needs which came up in the Synod Prayer and Listening Sessions. Using this feedback, Archbishop Hebda has discerned these initial 3 focus areas for our parish small groups to discuss:
Archdiocesan Synods are a rare occurrence. This is the first Synod for our Archdiocese since 1939 where lay people have been asked to participate. Our parish has much to contribute to this discussion! Let's share our unique values as the Jesuit Parish of the Twin Cities. Be part of this historic moment now, and the future of our local Church.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Synod Ambassador team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office.