Synod 2021 - 2024
Our Pastorate was a part of a global Synod process called for by Pope Francis: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. The Synod on Synodality is a three-year process of listening and dialogue that began with a solemn opening in Rome on October 9 and 10, 2021 with each individual diocese and church celebrating the following week on October 17. The synodal process will conclude in 2024. This process called for the Catholic Church—at all levels—to engage with Catholics and non-Catholics alike and listen to each other. The aim of the process was to renew our ability to live out our mission and build up our communion in our own particular time and place. As Pope Francis frequently reminds us, synodality is not a one-time event, but an invitation to an ongoing style of Church life.
A Synod report for the entire Archdiocese of Baltimore is available at www.archbalt.org/synod/report/.
To learn more about the Synod visit www.usccb.org/synod.
Final Synod reports for our Pastorate are available below.