Prayer, Evangelization, & Stewardship


“The Synod on Synodality” - Returning to our roots as a listening Church

Please take some time to reflect on your own experiences of church. Have conversations with family and friends about their experiences. Reach out to those who are alone struggling or apart from the Church. Listen with your hearts to one another’s joys hopes grief and anxieties. Your thoughts about the questions below will be part of our parish response to Pope Francis‘s request for all to participate as we journey together.

Please take the time to write out your thoughts to these question and submit them (anonymous is fine). You can also come to discuss your thoughts with the clergy after all the Masses on the weekend of June 25/26.

June 25 - 5pm - St Catherine Hall
June 26 - 9:30am - St Anne Hall
June 26 - 11:30am - St Catherine Hall





Links for further reading: 

Intro to the Synod process in the US: https://www.usccb.org/synod

More on the Synod two-year process: https://www.synod.va/en.html

FAQ's: https://www.synod.va/en/resources/faqs.html

An article from America magazine

An on-line article from Team RCIA

Vatican Preparatory Document

Over the coming months, Catholics from around the world will be participating in the Synod on Synodality.

What does that mean? 

Here in Boston it means that we will be gathering, as parishes and as a diocese to pray together and to invite the Holy Spirit to help us to listen deeply to one another, and we will talk together about how best to do that.

So, for instance, a parish council may get together and ask “How can we as a parish council do a better job of letting the voices of all our parishioners be heard, even those who are not a part of an inner circle or who might be marginalized for whatever reason?”

The archdiocese and the church around the world will be engaging in the same sort of conversation. We pray that the Lord will open our hearts to Him and to all of our people. 

Preparing for the Synod’s opening, we encouraged you to take this brief survey. To date we have received some 1900 responses to that survey, and those responses will be drawn into the Archdiocesan record of the synod as well. That survey is still open, and the link is here: https://forms.office.com/r/aPadVsPFt9.



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