Over the next several years, the Church around the world will be participating in a process called the Synod on Synodality. Pope Francis will be meeting with Bishops from around the world in 2023 to discuss ways of improving the process by which the church on all levels is open to hearing the voices of people from all walks of life. Below please find more information and an invitation to participate in a synodal listening session in our local parishes. I invite and encourage your participation in this process and am grateful to those leading the process for our parishes.
Blessings & peace,
Pope Francis wants to know what your dreams are for the Catholic Church of the future. Seriously, he wants to know what you, personally, have to say. He has put into motion all the energy of the Vatican and called upon the worldwide bishops to set up listening sessions to hear from all the People of God. The method for the global conversation is a synod.
The invitation by Pope Francis to discuss what is important to the church of our time extends to everyone, including parishioners of New Roads Catholic Community, St. Luke’s and St. Joseph’s. In our listening session, we want to involve everyone, young, old, in every role and ministry, those who are not active, do not feel welcomed, or do not even profess any faith. Please feel free to invite a friend. All will be welcomed.
Participants are invited to offer their experiences, wisdom, hopes, and concerns; to dream about the Church we are called to be; and to listen as others similarly share their experiences. This is an opportunity for us to hear and learn from diverse voices and backgrounds, and to discern how God calls us to journey forward together to fulfill our Catholic mission in the world.
Synod Listening Session
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s lower level
To register to attend the listening session, please complete the registration form here by June 2, 2022.
If you have any questions, contact us.
To learn more about the Synod from the Archdiocese of Boston, click here.