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Synod 2021-2023

Synod 2021-2023

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Synod 2021-2023

The Church of God is convoked in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.

Homily for The Opening Mass of The Diocesan Synodal Process
Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, STD, MA
Bishop of Fort Worth

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About the Synod

The Church of God is convoked in Synod. The path entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” will solemnly open on the 9th – 10th of October 2021 in Rome and on the following 17th of October in each particular Church. One fundamental stage will be the celebration of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in October 2023, which will be followed by the implementation phase that will again involve the particular Churches (cf. EC, arts. 19-21). With this convocation, 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.”

What You Can Do

If you like to join others and commit some of your time to pray for the Synodal process, please sign up below.

Prayer Sign Up Prayer Calendar/List

Please pray the Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus prayer (invocation to the Holy Spirit) for a successful Synod process.

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever. Amen.

Diocesan Timeline

October 9-10, 2021
Opening of The Synodal Process
Pope Francis Moment of Reflection/Holy Mass

October 17, 2021
Opening Mass of The Diocesan Synodal Process
Diocese of Fort Worth

October 2021
Synod Diocesan Contact Persons Named

November 2021
Synod Diocesan Team Named

December 2021
Team Meeting

February 2022April 15, 2022
Parish Listening Sessions

May 2022
Diocesan Pre-Synodal Meeting
Preparing & Submitting Diocesan Synthesis

October 2023
Synod of Bishops in Rome



Very Rev. Jonathan C. Wallis, V.G.
Synod Diocesan Contact Person

Paola Quintero-Araújo, MA
Synod Diocesan Contact Person

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