Synod 2021-2023

Communion 

The communion we share finds its deepest roots in the love and unity of the Trinity. Together, we are inspired  by listening to the Word of God, through the living Tradition of the Church, and grounded in the sensus fidei (i.e.: sense of faith) that we share. We all have a role to play in discerning and living out God’s call for his  people. 

 

Participation 

Participation is based on the fact that all the faithful are qualified and are called to serve one another through  the gifts they have each received from the Holy Spirit in baptism. In a synodal Church the whole community is  called together to pray, listen, analyze, dialogue, discern and offer advice on making pastoral decisions which  correspond as closely as possible to God’s will. 

Mission 

Our mission is to witness to the love of God in the midst of the whole human family. This Synodal Process has  a deeply missionary dimension to it. It is intended to enable the Church to better witness to the Gospel,  especially with those who live on the spiritual, social, economic, political, geographical, and existential  peripheries of our world.

Prayer before beginning

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.
Amen. 

Learn More 

Please check these links for additional information on the Synod itself and detailed explanations of the questions which are included here. 

What is the Synod About?
Guidelines for the Synodal Meeting
Directrices para las conversaciones sinodales
Questions for the Synodal Meeting
Preguntas Para Conversaciones Sinodales
If you are unable to attend our Parish-wide Synodal meeting Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00pm, please fill out the questionnaire.
Please prayerfully consider and reply to these questions:
Por favor, considere en oración y responda a estas preguntas:
Do you live or work in the Diocese of Charlotte?
Are you Catholic?
Describe your state in life (check all that apply)
Mass attendance
Age
Gender
Parish relationship
Etnicity

Thank you for your participation.