Synod 2021-2023

 

For a Synodal Church:
Communion | Participation | Mission

 

 

Parish Synod summary

Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish has taken part fully and enthusiastically in the synodal process at the “grass roots” level of our parish. This summary reports our activities in the synodal process from January-April 2022. But, more importantly, it conveys the reflections of parishioners shared openly and respectfully within the “sharing circles.” You can read the summary report here: Synodality – CMP – Final Report.

 

Epistle Newsletter Special Edition on the Synod

Read the special Synodal edition of our Epistle newsletter by clicking here: Epistle 2022 Synod special issue 

Synod Presentations at Canadian Martyrs

Pope Francis has invited all of us throughout the world to share with him our experience of journeying together as Church and how that experience can be improved. In order to hear more about this and how you can participate, we asked Fr. John Renken and Professor Cathy Clifford to tell us more.

Youtube videos of our 2022 Synod presentations can be found on our YouTube Channel or at the individual links below.

Jan. 14, 2022 by Fr. John Renken:  https://youtu.be/3wjMhm2lgz8

Jan. 19, 2022 by Prof. Cathy Clifford:  https://youtu.be/QRdArRrafLI

Jan. 28, 2022 by Fr. John Renken:  https://youtu.be/P6b-YmFBT84

Feb. 2, 2022 by Prof. Cathy Clifford:  https://youtu.be/6FjS5vGWgAA

Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall  Synod webpage

You may find the information on the Archdiocese’s website helpful: https://en.archoc.ca/synod-2021-2023. May the Holy Spirit cover us and guide us as we journey together in our Archdiocese.

Synodal Prayer

Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name. With you alone to guide us, make yourself at home in our hearts; teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in you our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of you, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

Article by Joe Gunn in the Oblate Spirit Newsletter, p. 28, What could a “Synodal Church” look like?

 Find stories, commentaries, and experiences of the Synod process from all over the world here. As we walk together, we learn from each other.