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All voices matter: Hearing the pain through the Synod Process
Archbishop's letter to all of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Regina
October 4, 2021
Dear friends in Christ,
Pope Francis has called the whole church to a process of consultation that will culminate in the Synod of Bishops in October 2023. The synodal path will begin next week at the Vatican, in the presence of the Pope Francis with a time for encounter and reflection, followed by a moment of prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist. This synodal path will then continue in each diocese around the world. Continue here to read on …
This Synod poses the following fundamental question: A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening today in your local Church? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our “journeying together”? (PD, 26)
In responding to this question, we are invited to:
- Recall our experiences: What experiences of our local Church does this question call to mind?
- Re-read these experiences in greater depth: What joys did they bring? What difficulties and obstacles have they encountered? What wounds did they reveal? What insights have they elicited?
- Gather the fruits to share: Where in these experiences does the voice of the Holy Spirit resound? What is the Spirit asking of us? What are the points to be confirmed, the prospects for change, the steps to be taken? Where do we register a consensus? What paths are opening up for our local Church?
This is taken from the Archdiocese of Regina website. Continue here to read on…