Synod 2023 Documents

“We recall that the purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation,
is not to produce documents, but to plant dreams,
draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish,
inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships,
awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another and create a bright resourcefulness
that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands”

Pope Francis, October 2018

Synod 2023 poses this “big question” to the whole church, and to individual members of the church.

A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening today in our parish? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our “journeying together”? 

Read the documents that have been prepared for Synod 2023 here. Click on the links below to download the documents.

The Preparatory Document: an introduction to themes and processes

Vademecum: a handbook for the synod

Suggestions for Reflecting: ways to engage and respond to the “big question” of the Synod