For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission
“Synodality starts with hearing from the whole People of God.
A Church that teaches must be firstly a Church that listens.
Consulting all members of the Church is vital because, as the Second Vatican Council reminded us, the faithful as a whole are anointed by the Holy Spirit…”
Our Parish’s first step to be part of the Synod began on Sunday October 17 with a zoom gathering led by our Lay Pastoral Leader Joe Green.
The International Theological Commission has prepared a document on what a synod is. This brief presentation was a “gentle walk” through the key points of this document, prepared with the mandate of the Parish Council to help as our parish moves forward over the next six weeks.
We are keen to provide different ways for members of the Catholic Parish of Wellington South to participate in the 2021 Synod.
Please select from the options below and for the first three options, please let the contact person know that you will be attending.
Sunday 14th Nov and Sunday 21st Nov 10am-12 noon,
St Anne’s Church Hall and Foyer:
Contact person: Melania Lui (5 questions each time)
Please phone or txt Melania on 022 053 9854 to let her know you will attend.
Zoom Option, Sun 14th November, 7.30-8.30pm
Contact person: Shane Connolly (maximum of 7 participants).
Please phone 027 478 3926 or email email@example.com to let him know you will attend.
Tuesday Nov 9 and Friday Nov 19, 7.30pm-8.30pm,
Sara’s place, 101B Waipapa Road, Hataitai (N.B. You need to climb 30 steps to get to the house): Contact Person: Sara Cotterall
Please phone 021 153 6254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you will attend.
Questionnaire: Complete a Synod questionnaire either online, via email or in hard copy (copies available in the church foyer).
Online link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AotearoaSynod1
Email your response in WORD to email@example.com
Post your handwritten or typed response to:
Archdiocese of Wellington,
PO Box 1937, Wellington 6140.
PREPARATION: Please download and print a copy of the Synod Participation Booklet from the link below and bring it with you to each session or phone the office for a copy. https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/about/archdiocesan-synod/
Pope Francis has called a Synod Assembly with the theme For a Synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission.
The word ‘synodality’ means “walking together”. We, the People of God, are invited to reflect together on what this mutual journey means for us and for our Church. This call is for every baptised person.
“The Holy Father wants to hear the voices of all the baptised. He believes the time is ripe for a wider participation of the people of God in a decision-making process that affects the whole Church and everyone in it.” (Cardinal John Dew)
Links to support our ongoing dialogue
From The Archdiocese:
From The Vatican: https://www.synod.va/en.html