Pope Francis has invited all of us, through this current synodal process, to listen and share our experiences with the Church and one another. This theme of journeying together in synodality is decisive for the life and mission of the Church in the new millennium. As noted in the Synod preparatory document, “It is impossible to think of ‘a conversion of our activity as a Church that does not include the active participation of all the members of God’s people.'”
The Diocesan Synthesis Report can be read here: DOGR Synod Report
The report is the culmination of our collective journey of faith in the Diocese of Grand Rapids- listening to and learning from one another. The next step in the synod process: the report will be submitted to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops where it will be joined by reports from dioceses across the region and country.