Living Catholic e-News October 2021
Pope seeks world-wide input into Synod
South Australian Catholics have been invited to join local consultations about their experience of synodality within the Church as part of a two-year journey towards the next international Synod of Bishops, set for October 2023.
In March 2020, Pope Francis announced that the theme for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly Synodal Church of the Synod of Bishops would be ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission’.
Ten areas of synodality are being explored with questions in each area across those themes of communion, participation and mission.
Catholics around the world are invited to pray with, reflect upon and respond and to help develop a process of communal spiritual discernment.
Trudy Dantis, the director of the National Centre for Pastoral Research and national coordinator for the Synod of Bishops process, says the Synod is seeking to understand how people see the Church as a place where they can “journey together” as fellow pilgrims.
“As the key documents for the Synod outline, the Church’s mission requires all the People of God to walk together, with each member playing their particular role in communion with their sisters and brothers,” she said.
Find out more and access the resources here https://www.catholic.org.au/synodalchurch
See October e-newsletter here.