Listening Session at St. Thomas Aquinas Wed, Dec 15th 6:30-8:30pm ~ Come Holy Spirit Come!

Synod  Has Opened for  the  Syracuse  Diocese,
 Listening Sessions Announced!  

COMMUNION—PARTICIPATION—MISSION

Bishop Lucia, in his Pastoral Letter , In the Name of Jesus, spoke of our diocesan Mission- “Our Catholic Faith: Know it ­ Live it – Share it” – and the need to look at our Communion as a diocesan Church and how we all can better participate to make the Church’s mission of being a living Gospel come alive.  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. Our ‘journeying together’ is, in fact, what most effectively enacts and manifests the nature of the Church as the pilgrim and missionary People of God.”

The Listening Sessions across the diocese began November 3rd 2021.  The list of sessions which have been scheduled to date is below and the list will be updated each week.  We invite and encourage all who wish to participate in a Listening Session to choose one which fits your schedule…to come and speak freely, boldly and courageously to our Bishop.  Since we are still under COVID protocols, for the protection of all, please wear a mask.

Bishop Lucia will be holding several Listening Sessions in a variety of our diocesan Pastoral Care Areas in preparation for the World Synod of Bishops and the Syracuse Diocesan Synod. These will be opportunities for you to participate in the Synodal Journey by sharing your hopes, dreams, and concerns for the church. Those who are interested but have been away from the church are especially encouraged to come. All are welcome! See the below schedule for upcoming dates and locations:

Wednesday, November 3rd 6:30-8:30PM Blessed Sacrament Church, Syracuse
Tuesday, November 9th 6:30-8:30PM Sacred Heart Church, Cicero
Wednesday, November 10th 6:30-8:30PM Christ the King Church, Liverpool
Wednesday, December 1st 6:30-8:30PM Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville
Thursday, December 2nd 6:30-8:30PM St. Patrick Church, Oneida
Monday, December 6th 6:30-8:30PM St. Paul’s Church, Binghamton
Thursday, December 9th 6:30-8:30PM Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Syracuse
Monday, December 13th 6:30-8:30PM St. Vincent-Blessed Sacrament Church, Vestal
Wednesday, December 15th 6:30-8:30PM St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Binghamton
Tuesday, January 4th 6:30-8:30PM St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church, Utica
Wednesday, January 5th 6:30-8:30PM All Saints Church, Syracuse
Thursday, January 6th 6:30-8:30PM Our Lady of Lourdes, Windsor
Tuesday, January 25th 6:30-8:30PM St. Paul’s Church, Rome
Wednesday, January 26th 6:30-8:30PM St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Baldwinsville
Thursday, January 27th 6:30-8:30PM St. John the Baptist Church, Syracuse
Tuesday, February 1st 6:30-8:30PM
(Holy Hour
5:30-6:30PM)
St. Joan of Arc, Morrisville
Monday, February 7th 6:30-8:30PM Holy Family, Syracuse
Wednesday, February 9th 6:30-8:30PM Holy Trinity Church Gym, Utica

To learn about what a SYNOD is view the video at the link below:

https://youtu.be/qJ1f3ZrTs60

For more information on the Diocesan Synod click the link below:

https://syracusediocese.org/offices/diocesan-synod/

For more information on the Global Synod click the link below:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-10/pope-francis-discourse-moment-reflection-eve-inauguration-synod.html