Contact Form – Archdiocesan Synod

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Prayer and Listening Events for the Archdiocesan Synod

Prayer and Listening Events, hosted throughout the Archdiocese, will provide the broadest opportunity for input from all Catholics in the Archdiocesan Synod process. These events will be part prayer and catechesis, and part listening session. They are opportunities to discern together the pastoral concerns that may become topics of discussion (pastoral priorities) for the Synod. Continue reading

Message from Archbishop Hebda: Moving Forward Together

At this year’s Vigil of Pentecost, I will be formally announcing that our archdiocese will be embarking on a synod, our first since 1939. A synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church. It is my hope that the process outlined in these pages, involving every parish in our archdiocese, will help us over the next two years to draw on the gifts that have bestowed in such abundance on the faithful of this archdiocese 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. Continue reading