Synod 2021-2023 ~ For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission


What is the Holy Spirit saying to our Church today? 

The whole People of God – ordained, religious, and lay alike – are commissioned to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. In the Holy Spirit, living in all the faithful, each member of the Church is given a part in drawing the world into communion with Christ. This participation of the baptized in the Church’s sacred mission, each according to their proper role, is called synodality. 

Pope Francis has asked that, prior to the 2023 meeting of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, the People of God have an opportunity to contribute their prayerful reflection on how well the Church exercises synodality at various levels. In the months to come, the Diocese of Gaylord will respond to this invitation in “synodal consultations” to be organized in parishes and clusters throughout the diocese. The Diocesan Synodal Team will be in contact with parishes to help coordinate these efforts to hear the voice of each member of the People of God. 

For more information about the Synod, please visit the website of the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops.   

A Message from Bishop Walter A. Hurley

Click below to view Bishop Hurley's homily on October 16, 2021, during the Mass celebrating the Opening of the Synodal Process.

Bishop's Homily from 10-16-21