Synod on Synodality

Communion, Participation, and Mission

Synod 2021

The Synod on Synodality is a two-year process of listening and dialogue beginning with a solemn opening in Rome on October 9 and 10, 2021 with each individual diocese and church celebrating the following week on October 17. The synodal process will conclude in 2023. 

Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s “renewal” proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, the Church will be able to learn through Her experience which processes can help Her to live communion, to achieve participation, to open Herself to mission.

Learn more about the synodal process by visiting the Vatican Synod website.

Please note, the deadline for the Diocesan Reports is on June 30, 2022.

Synod Website

Pray for the Synod

Roundtable on the Synod

Roundtable on the Synod

Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. (Diocese of Lexington) and Bishop Daniel Flores, STD (Diocese of Brownsville) talk about their dioceses’ efforts in the upcoming synod. They explain the synodal process, and they share their own hopes and experiences during...

Synod Documents

Pope Francis Messages & Homilies




Synod Playlist | Vatican News

Synod Playlist | Vatican News

The official YouTube playlist for the Synod on Synodality courtesy of Vatican News.

The Synodal Journey Newsletter

by the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops

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