Synod for a Synodal Church

DIOCESAN PROCESS

The diocesan portion of the Synod on Synodality launched by Pope Francis has concluded.

Watch for posting of the Diocesan Synthesis — a 10-page summary of “what was heard” during our Diocesan Listening Phase. This Synthesis will go to the next level of the Synod on Synodality process in June, which will include submissions from the Catholic dioceses of Western Canada and the North.

Of the 94 parishes in the diocese of Saskatoon, 50 parishes participated in the diocesan Synod process to varying degrees. Three groups of consecrated religious undertook the Synod process, as did the monastic community of St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, SK. Other non-parish participation included groups of seniors from St. Thomas More Chapel worshipping community and from Columbian Manor residence, as well as participation from the local Emmanuel Community and OSG and St Mary’s Hispanic community. Student / youth participation came through St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission at Bruno, SK, as well as from some 100 high school students in the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools system, and from both St. Peter’s College and St. Thomas More College campus ministry. There were 45 individual online submissions from those over 18, and four individual online submissions from those under 18. In addition, 12 responses to Synod questions posed during the three online coordinator training sessions were also collected.

Coordinator Materials

St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission online meeting (video)

“What is this Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church, and why should I be excited about it?”