Together in Spirit

Archdiocesan Synod for St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese

Staff contact regarding the Archdioceasan Synod is Meisha Johnson. You can reach her at [email protected] or call her at          651-784-3015 x108.

Archbishop Hebda and his team continued to process what they heard and have articulated the focus areas of the 2022 Archdiocesan Synod.  These will be three discussion areas for the Synod. The first is forming parishes that are in the service of evangelization. The second is forming missionary disciples who know Jesus’ love and respond to his call. And the third is the forming youth and young adults in and for a Church that is always young.

1) Forming parishes that are at the service of evangelization includes: doing what we can to make parishes more welcoming and accessible; promoting a greater sense of ownership of parish activities; working towards Sunday liturgies that more completely satisfy spiritual needs and send us forth for service; to make parishes a central driving force of evangelization; and to bring the implications of the Gospel into our communities.

2) Forming missionary disciples who know Jesus’ love and respond to his call includes: personally encountering Jesus; fostering discipleship; enhancing adult formation; fostering a universal call to holiness; and to see joyful service as a Gospel imperative.

3) Forming youth and young adults for a Church that is always young includes: supporting parents as primary educators; helping the young encounter Jesus; education at the service of encountering Christ; ministry to millennials; and rethinking structures of young adult ministry.

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 Pentecost Vigil Mass is Saturday, June 4, at 7 pm, Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul

Be part of this historic gathering of our local Church, joining Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Williams and more than 500 Synod members from across the Archdiocese who are meeting June 3 - 5 for the Synod Assembly. All lay faithful are invited to worship alongside their parish’s Synod representatives, clergy, religious and lay faithful, calling upon the Holy Spirit to guide those participating in the Synod Assembly – the final step in our three-year Synod journey.

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