Let’s Journey Together
The word “synod” means to journey together. Everyone around the world is invited to participate in this synodal process which includes listening to God’s word, celebrating the Eucharist, and reflecting upon our experience as Church. For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission is Pope Francis’ call for the largest consultation of the human family in history, and it includes all of us at St. Vincent de Paul parish!
Our parish will host listening sessions to prayerfully read the signs of the times together and discern how the Holy Spirit is calling all of us, as the Body of Christ, to accomplish our mission here and now. We are all invited to journey together.
All parishioners are invited to participate as we journey together. You are invited to journey together. We want to hear from everyone — especially people who have been marginalized or are often unheard.
The listening sessions will be focused on two central questions as we prayerfully dream about the Church that the Holy Spirit calls us to be:
1. How is this “journeying together” happening today in our local Church?
2. What steps does the Holy Spirit invite us to take to grow in our “journeying together”?
Listening sessions will be scheduled in January and February. Please watch the parish newsletter for more information.
“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.”