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A Meeting Point | Unpacking Synodality

A Meeting Point | Unpacking Synodality

In 2020, after 22 consecutive years as the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport dropped to number two, as Covid-19 changed the way we travel. I arrived at this airport eight years earlier for the first time. I had been told,...

Synod Online Sessions

Synod Online Sessions

The Diocese of Palmerston North is currently offering three Online Synod Sessions that are open to anyone within the diocese to register for and participate. Scroll down to explore some questions you may have and links to register!Although the preference is for groups...

Te Reo o Hewa | Synod 2021-23

Te Reo o Hewa | Synod 2021-23

From the peaks of Maungā (Mount) Ruapehu and rays of the rising sun, the name 'Te Reo o Hewa' was gifted to this synodal process and to the diocesan synthesis document. This name was gifted following a gathering of families at Mihiroa Marae, in Pakipaki, for the...

Synod in Schools

Synod in Schools

During this significant time in the Church’s history, Pope Francis invited ALL of us to reflect on our faith journey and share our vision for the future of the Catholic Church. Thank you for your participation! People across the Diocese of Palmerston North were...

The Fundamental Question | Synod 2021-23

The Fundamental Question | Synod 2021-23

THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION The Synod poses the following fundamental question: A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening today in your particular Church? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in...

Individual Discernment Process | Synod 2021-23

Individual Discernment Process | Synod 2021-23

Individual Discernment If you wish to make an individual response, then this simple process may help you develop clarity about what you want to say.Take some silent time to pray about how you will arrive at your response. Don’t focus on the theme initially. Instead...

Group Discernment Process | Synod 2021-23

Group Discernment Process | Synod 2021-23

A Spiritual Conversation (for groups) A suitable method for group dialogue which resonates with the principles of synodality is the Spiritual Conversation method, which promotes active participation, attentive listening, reflective speaking, and spiritual discernment....

Tips for Promoting the Synod

Tips for Promoting the Synod

Tips for promoting the Synod in your parish Have some paper copies of the 'Participation Booklet' at the back of the Church for people to pick up. Put a poster up in the foyer, meeting rooms, office etc. Use your parish app, newsletter, email distribution groups and...

Scripture for Reflection | Synod 2021-23

Scripture for Reflection | Synod 2021-23

The Preparatory Document explores two "images" from Scripture to inspire our journey of building a synodal church. The first image is Jesus, the Crowd, the Apostles. The second is A Double Dynamic of Conversion, looking at the story of Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10)....

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