SYNOD OF BISHOPS 2023
Opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops in Local Churches
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 7.30am
Recorded Mass from the Apostolic Vicariate in Brunei Darussalam
Message for Synod of Bishops 2021-2023
Click to view the videos on the Message for the Synod of Bishops in four languages (BM, English, Mandarin, Tamil)
You may stay tuned to the channel on participation of this Synod and visit https://www.catholic.sg/synod/ for more information.
#newsletter n.4 – 10/2021
To all of you who participated, in presence or from a distance, in the events of the Opening of the Synodal Process, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops wishes a joyful and festive opening of this synodal time in your dioceses.
To the continental, national and diocesan contact persons, we wish strength for you work and assure you the support of our prayers. Send us your videos, photos, … of the opening to at firstname.lastname@example.org or via whatsapp at +39 351 9348474.
And don’t forget to use the following tags
#synod #listeningchurch #walkingtogether
To the members of the commissions of the General Secretariat goes our heartfelt thanks for your hard work.
Although the path is long and hidden, it will also be full of beautiful surprises. Thank you for your service!
Sunday, 10 October 2021
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#newsletter n.3 – 10/2021
Opening of the Synodal Journey
Pope Francis will officially open the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican with the celebration of the Eucharist at St Peter’s Basilica (Sunday 10 October), preceded by a moment of reflection in the Synod’s New Hall (Saturday 9 October).
Click to read the programme for the Moment of Reflection on Saturday 9 October.
Saturday’s plenary session and Sunday’s Holy Mass will be broadcast live by Vatican Media.
The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops provides a series of elements to promote participation and communication around the Synodal Journey of the Church.
Through this Google Drive link it will be possible to download a series of templates for posters, leaflets, prayer, presentation powerpoints….
Special Social Media Toolkit
The “Young Social Network Facilitators”, a project of the Media Commission in cooperation with the Dicastery for Communication, have developed a colourful Social Media Toolkit.
We recommend that you read their “Official Guide to Content Creation and Digital Accompaniment” carefully before jumping straight into templates. Happy reading.
We offer some clarifications on the objectives of the Liturgical Celebration to open the diocesan phase of the synodal journey together with some ideas and general suggestions for its implementation and animation.
We present some suggestions on the role of the Bishops’ Conference in the diocesan phase; its objectives in the synodal process; the synodal meeting of the Bishops’ Conference and much more – Resource for Episcopal Conferences.
The Church of God is convened in Synod: a time of listening, dialogue and discernment that the whole Church intends to carry out over the next two years in order to better respond to its mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to the entire world. These Litterae communionis (Letters of Communion) of the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops want to resume the ancient Christian tradition of sending epistolae among the Churches as an instrument of sharing and communion.
Accompanying this journey of the Church in a synodical manner also means informing and sharing the joys, hopes and good practices of our communities. So: Set out on the road too and share this newsletter with your friends!
YOUR FELLOW TRAVELLERS
For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission
Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality Official Handbook for Listening and Discernment in Local
First Phase [October 2021 – April 2022]
in Dioceses and Bishops’ Conferences
Leading up to the Assembly of Bishops in Synod in October 2023
Synod of Bishops will begin in the local Churches
In October, Pope Francis will open a three-year synodal journey with three phases (diocesan, continental, universal) of consultations and discernment, culminating with the assembly in October 2023 in Rome.
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