Parish Reflection Session
Gather to discuss the future of your archdiocese. We invite you to attend a Parish Reflection Session. There are 2 dates to choose from. This will be your only opportunity unless you are selected as a delegate. The last synod took place in 1987.
- Sunday, October 20 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon or
- Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
During the session, everyone will reflect and pray together about what makes our faith relevant in today’s world. We’ll consider some of the challenges we face, share insights and generate creative ideas about how best to go forward as an Archdiocese. The three-hour session is organized into a three distinct parts that include the variety of prayer, small group sharing and short videos.
Hour 1: Catholic Identity (What is the beauty of the Catholic Church?)
Hour 2: Evangelization (What can we do to spread the “Good News” and make disciples? and
Hour 3: Stewardship (How do we make evangelization and discipleship happen?)
Sign up after Mass on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 at the table in the Narthex or email Martha Malloy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Martha Malloy for more information.
What is a Synod?
A Synod, simply put, is an assembly where the faithful deliberate on pastoral needs of the diocese and discern how best to carry the work of Jesus Christ forward in our parishes, schools and throughout the archdiocese in the coming years. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas. The Synod is a planning and visioning process for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that provides a framework and direction for the Church of Southeastern Wisconsin through 2025.
Everyone is welcome at the Parish Reflection Sessions. The Winter District Session will be open to limited parish representatives. The actual Synod will also be limited to delegates representing priests, deacons, religi0us communities and lay groups.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Synod will take place June 7—8, 2014.
Three Parts to the Synod
1. Parish Level Gathering
Fall Parish Reflection Sessions: OPEN TO EVERONE to Gather Parishioner Input
Choose One: Sunday, October 20 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon or Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2. District Level Gathering
Winter District Prayerful Discussion: ONLY OPEN to Select Delegate(s) from Each Parish in the Archdiocese
3. Final Synod Gathering
Synod: ONLY OPEN to Select Delegate(s) from Each District in the Archdiocese
June 7–8, 2014