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“Synodality is the way of being the Church today according to the will of God in a dynamic of discerning and listening together to the voice of the Holy Spirit.”

Pope Francis

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Diocesan Timeline

Oct 2024 - Sixteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops - The gathering of bishops from all over the world to discuss the spiritual needs of the people in the church. This year's theme is "For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission."

April 29/23 - Extended Deanery Meeting for Deaneries Four, Five and Six. Focus: Follow up to parish Synod next steps. 

April 15/23 - Extended Deanery Meeting for Deaneries One, Two and Three. Follow up to parish Synod next steps. 

Oct 29/22 - This year’s DPC will give parishes an opportunity to consider their next parish synodal step.

Diocesan Timeline of Past Synod Events

Jun 17/22 - Final draft of Diocesan Synthesis sent to Western

                   Canadian Bishops

Jun 4/22 - Diocesan event to share and discuss the draft Diocesan Synthesis, to celebrate the process and consider next steps. This event will occur at St. Joseph Parish in Prince Albert. More information available as planning unfolds.

Apr 29/22 - Large Parish/Pastoral Zone Synthesis Due

Mar 31/22 - End Diocesan/Parish Listening & Consultations

Mar 23/22 - ONLINE forum topic Missionary Disciples (Sharing

                     responsibility for our common mission) 

Mar 16/22 - ONLINE forum topic Main Synod Question (Belonging,

                   listening, speaking out) 

Mar 9/22 - ONLINE forum topic Main Synod Questions (Belonging,

                   listening, speaking out)

Feb 23/22 - ONLINE forum topic Celebration (The Mass, Prayer &

                    devotions (rosary, pilgrimage, etc.)

Feb 9/22 - ONLINE forum topic Main Synod Questions (Belonging,

                   listening, speaking out)

Jan 26/22 - ONLINE forum topic Christian Unity (Ecumenism)

Jan 19/22 - Facilitator Training Session

Jan 1 - Mar 31/22 - Diocesan/Parish Listening & Consultations

Nov 8/21 - Diocesan Opening Mass for Synod 2021-2023 (see video

                  in right hand column) 

Oct 30/21 - DPC focuses on the Synod, Bishop Hero gives keynote

                   explaining the Synod (see video in right hand column)

Oct. 9-10, 2021: Opening of the Synodal Process in Rome.

                 Pope Francis inaugurates the Synod during a solemn Mass.

                 Click here to read an article which offers a bit more                           explanation of the process.

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