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Synod on Synodality

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For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

The theme of the upcoming sixteenth Synod of Bishops is: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”.  

Synodality indicates walking together and listening to one another but, above all, listening to the Holy Spirit.  Pope Francis invited all of the faithful, especially lay peope, at local Churches across the world to participate in active listening, dialogue and prayer durin the consultation phase of the Synod. 

The Synod is phased over three years.  It started in October 2021 at the local level and will finish in October 2024 with the Synod of BIshops from across the world in Rome. 

For more information about the Synod on Synodality go to:

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Reflections by Australians on Synod’s working document for the Contintental Stage has been published. Although many issues and challenges faceCatholics, there is a strong sense…
The Australian Synthesis for the Synod on Synodality was published in August 2022 and is available for download. 
The synthesis of responses submitted by the people of Sandhurst during the consultation phase of the Synod on Synodality is available online.
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The Diocese of Sandhurst celebrated synodality with five video-email packages released over the Easter season in 2022.