What's going on with the Synod process?
Thank you to everyone who participated in our parish Listening Sessions in the spring. This Church-wide Synod, or consultation, is well underway with the goal to effect renewal in our global faith community. Please keep our Pope, Bishops, Synod Coordinators and Consultants in your daily prayers.
Update from May 17, 2022: Consultation of marginalized continues
"Organizations that serve marginalized communities continue to hold sessions with their populations at prisons, sites that serve the homeless and refugee assistance offices. Meanwhile, parishes and schools are beginning to wind down their sessions for youth.
All reports from these sessions are due by June 15 to the diocese’s synod team, which continues to analyze the data submitted since March.
The diocese will submit a report that summarizes the information from the sessions to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by the end of June.
Bishop McElroy plans to share that report with the Catholic community over the summer. The second listening phase of the consultation is to begin in the fall.
Visit sdcatholic.org/synod for the latest information about this consultation at the diocese, part of a worldwide invitation to Catholics to share their experiences with the Church. The findings will be used to strengthen the Church at all levels."
See the Timeline, More Info, and Follow Updates at: sdcatholic.org/synod