Synod 2021-2023

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.

In union with Pope Francis, Rochester Diocese opens Synod

Read about the Opening Mass on the Catholic Courier.

Thank you for participating in the Diocesan Phase of the Synod on Synodality! To read the Diocese of Rochester Synthesis please click below:

National Eucharistic Revival

As referenced in the Diocesan Synodal Synthesis: “The synodal gatherings have provided the groundwork for the revival to be successful, and to engage more of the faithful in the task of evangelization and welcoming home those Catholics who have stopped practicing the faith. Diocesan organizations such as St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry are preparing educational series to support the Revival, and the Diocesan Department of Evangelization and Catechesis has created a website to house information on events and resources available across the region.” (Diocesan Synthesis, pg. 10) Please click the following link to view the official website for the DOR Eucharistic Revival: https://eucharisticrevival.dor.org/

Como referencia a lo dicho en el síntesis sinodal diocesano: “Las reuniones sinodales han proveído las bases para que el Avivamiento tenga éxito y para involucrar a más fieles en la tarea de evangelizar y acoger de regreso a casa a los católicos que han dejado de practicar la fe. Organizaciones diocesanas como la Escuela de Teología y Ministerio de San Bernardo están preparando series de formación para apoyar el Avivamiento, y el departamento diocesano de Evangelización y Catequesis ha creado un sitio web para albergar información sobre eventos y recursos disponibles en toda la región.” (Síntesis diocesano, pág. 11) Favor de hacer clic en el siguiente enlace para ver el sitio de la Red oficial para el Avivamiento Eucarístico diocesano: https://eucharisticrevival.dor.org/

To read other Region II posted syntheses, please click below:

  • Buffalo
  • Albany
  • Syracuse
  • Ogdensburg (coming soon)
  • Archdiocese (coming soon)
  • Brooklyn (coming soon)
  • Rockville Centre (coming soon)

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"The purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation, is not to produce documents, but ‘to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to be nourished, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another, and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands." (PD, 32)

 

"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission."

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.

In union with Pope Francis, Rochester Diocese opens Synod

Read about the Opening Mass on the Catholic Courier.

 

"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission."