Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis has established the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is scheduled to convene in October of 2023.  The pope has invited the entire Church to reflect on the theme of this Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission and to engage in processes of listening, dialogue and discernment so as to inform the Church of the future.

In accord with the agreed approach of the Australian Church, the Diocese of Wollongong has entered a phase of consultation prior to the development of a formal submission to be made by Bishop Brian Mascord to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on behalf of the people of the Diocese of Wollongong.

This submission will contribute to the development of an Australian Church synthesis to be forwarded to the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops by 15 August 2022. Each parish and each agency of the Church in the Diocese of Wollongong is invited to establish a listening and discernment session so as to allow the faithful to offer their thoughts and reflections on these most significant issues. Check out Bishop Brian’s video message and click below to make a submission to form part of our diocesan contribution to the Synod of Bishops.

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Submissions close Sunday 27 February 2022