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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

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Synod Committee at synod@padiocese.ca or call the Diocesan office.  

Diocesan Timeline of Past Synod Events

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.

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

                   explaining the Synod (see video in right hand column)

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

                  in right hand column) 

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

Jan 19/22 - Facilitator Training Session

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

Feb 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.)

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

                   listening, speaking out)

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

                   listening, speaking out) 

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

                     responsibility for our common mission) 

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

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

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.

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

                   Canadian Bishops