FOR A SYNODAL CHURCH
Communion – Participation – Mission
THANK YOU for choosing to be part of this global synodal journey. Whether you are responding by yourself or as part of a group, we appreciate hearing from you.
Before you respond to the Synod questions, please refer to the information on the website www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/synod. This will help you understand the background for this Synod, as well as the suggested process for reflecting and responding.
The Synod poses one fundamental question, followed by ten themes which highlight significant aspects of our ‘lived synodality’ (PD, 30). In responding to these questions, it is helpful to remember that “journeying together” occurs in two deeply interconnected ways. First, we journey together with one another as the People of God. Next, we journey together as the People of God with the entire human family. These two perspectives enrich one another and are helpful for our common discernment towards deeper communion and more fruitful mission.
Your response can cover all the themes, just one theme or a selection of them. The questions accompanying each of the following ten themes can be used as a starting point or helpful guideline as you reflect on the fundamental question. Your response to the theme should not be limited by the questions.
You may just like to respond to the overall question and that is fine too.
Thank you for your participation!