Prayer for the Synod on Synodality
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.
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"...the upcoming 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held in two moments, that is, in two sessions, spaced one year apart: the first from October 4 to 29, 2023, the second in October 2024. ... [The decision to length the period of reflection by the Bishop, stems from the Pope Francis'] desire that the theme of a Synodal Church, because of its breadth and importance, might be the subject of prolonged discernment not only by the members of the Synodal Assembly, but by the whole Church." (Press Communiqué from the General Secretariat of the Synod) To read the announcement and other news of Synod 2021-2024, click here.
North American Continental Synod
To Read continental reports from the other six regions (Africa & Madagascar, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East, & Oceania) click on the following link.
Once the Working Document was complete, gatherings occured in all regions to reflect on the synod synthesis of the Bishops Conferences of the Region and the Continental Stage Working Document.
"Globally, participation exceeded all expectations. In all, the Synod Secretariat received contributions from 112 out of 114 Episcopal Conferences and from all the 15 Oriental Catholic Churches, plus reflections from 17 out of 23 dicasteries of the Roman Curia besides those from religious superiors (USG/UISG), from institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life, and from associations and lay movements of the faithful. In addition, over a thousand contributions arrived from individuals and groups, as well as insights gathered through social media thanks to the initiative of the 'Digital Synod.'" (From the Working Document for the Continental Stage: Enlarge the Space of Your Tent)
Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops Synod Synthesis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert
Reports from the eighteen Roman and four Ukrainian of the Western Region Rite Dioceses were synthesized to create the AWCB Synod report.
To view the other twenty-one diocese's synthesis reports from Western Canada, go to that particular diocese's website.