In September, Pope Francis invited the entire Church into a two-year process that will lead to the 2023 Synod of Bishops focused on synodality. The three guiding themes--communion, participation, and mission--are key dimensions of the work of justice and peace. They speak to an expansive, dynamic, and inclusive expression of the Gospel.
All JPIC coordinators are encouraged to collaborate with their congregational leadership in this unique moment in our Church. As Pope Francis writes, “It is true: the Holy Spirit needs us. Listen to him by listening to each other. Leave no one behind or excluded.”.
To assist in the process, CMSM has created a primer on synodality to provide a broad overview of the concept, the history, and the anticipated process.