What is a Synod? What is the purpose?
- “A Synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church.”
- The purpose is “to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news.”
To learn more about the Archdiocesan Synod and to find prayer and listening sessions near you, visit https://www.archspm.org/synod/.
Archdiocesan Synod—Small Groups Start September 20
As part of the Archdiocesan Synod Process, parishes are asked to host small groups this fall to discuss and give feedback on priorities within each Synod focus area. Our parish will host small groups on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 PM and on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon and continuing for 6 weeks. While participation each week is helpful, it is not required. See more at archspm.org/synod or email Kim Roeirng or call her at 651.432.4958 with questions.
Signing up for Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings helps in our planning! Call the parish office or go to SignUp Genius to register.
Year of St. Joseph
In his October 22, 2020 column for The Catholic Spirit, Archbishop Hedda announced that the Archdiocese will be observing a Year of St. Joseph, beginning December 8, 2020 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception). Archbishop Hebda wrote, “On that date, the Church Universal will be marking the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Our hope is that the Year of St. Joseph will be a source of renewal in our local Church, most especially as we continue our preparations for the Synod of 2022.”
To learn more about the Year of St. Joseph visit www.archspm.org/synod/stjoseph/