The Synod opened in Rome on October 9, 2021, followed by the opening in each diocese on October 17, 2021. This process is calling together all the people of God – clergy, religious and laity – to listen, dialogue, discern and pray. The goal of the Synod is not to create a new pastoral plan, but rather to be present with each other, learn from each other, and grow closer to the Lord and His Church.
Details on the Synod and the Diocese of St. Cloud’s participation are posted on this page. The diocese hosted consultations and collected reports through June 15, 2022. The diocesan phase of the Synod process ended August 15, 2022. It was followed by a continental phase that runs from September 2022 to March 2023, ending with the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in October 2023. If you have any questions, contact the Diocesan Synod Team at email@example.com.