NEW! Synod on Synodality (Vatican) "Let's walk together with the Holy Spirit." "This Synod is intended as a Synodal Process. The aim of this synodal process is not to provide a temporary or one-time experience of synodality, but rather to provide an opportunity for the entire People of God to discern together how to move forward on the path towards being a more synodal Church in the long-term... A basic question prompts and guides us: How does this journeying together allow the Church to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the mission entrusted to Her; and what steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow as a synodal Church?"
NEW! Synod on Synodality (USCCB) The National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America. The synthesis marks the completion of the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission, available in both English andSpanish.
National Eucharistic Revival (USCCB) Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith: his Real Presence in the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States.
Patris Corde, (With a Father's Heart), Pope Francis on the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. 150 years ago, Blessed Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph as Patron of the Catholic Church, so that all could better appreciate this humble carpenter and his central role in the history of salvation. Now, Pope Francis is asking all of us to observe this important anniversary with the Year of St. Joseph, from December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021.
Pope Francis Presents Apostolic Letter Declaring a Word of God Sunday - (CRUX) To help the Church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God. With this apostolic letter, the pope “invites us to hold the word of God in our hands every day as much as possible so that it becomes our prayer” and a greater part of one’s lived experience. Francis also encouraged people to read the Second Vatican Council’s dogmatic constitution, Dei Verbum, and Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic exhortation, Verbum Domini, whose teaching remains “fundamental for our communities.”
The Apostolic Letter - issued “MOTU PROPRIO” by the Supreme Pontiff Francis APERUIT ILLIS instituting THE SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
Pope Francis Announces a Synod on Youth (secretariat dot synod dot va) Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. to be focused on the theme of "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment." It will be held in Rome in October 2018. Pope Francis noted: "The theme, an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young, is consistent with the results of the recent Synod assemblies on the family and with the content of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Its aim is to accompany the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and with human beings, and actively participating in the edification of the Church and of society."
Youth and Young Adults Synod (USCCB) Our bishops have a page dedicated to the upcoming synod with lots of information on the upcoming Synod. Check this out for links, resources, and more.
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