Bishop Luis elected to formally begin the Diocese of Raleigh’s synodal journey during the week of Christmas by launching an online survey, which will be followed by in-person listening sessions throughout the diocese. He explained, “Christmas is a time in which God sent his Son to be among us. God himself was looking to listen to us and be a part of our history and help us in our journey.”
The steps taken by Bishop Luis follow the Holy Father’s recent announcement of a two-year process of preparation for the 2023 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, under the guiding title, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”
Each parish is receiving a shipment of prayer cards and posters, which include the Synod Prayer along with a QR code to access the survey directly. Everyone in the diocese, including those no longer affiliated with the Church, those from other faiths, or no particular faith, are invited to provide their thoughts regarding Communion, Participation and Mission in the Church.
This web-based electronic questionnaire will be used to gather information and to issue randomly selected invitations to those also open to attending in-person listening and dialogue sessions in early 2022.
Synod Overview: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/synod
Synod Survey: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/synodsurvey