Synod on Synodality – Evenings of Prayer, Catechesis, and Discernment

Pope Francis is inviting the global Church to pray, discern, and share our thoughts on how the Holy Spirit is leading the Church to move forward as part of the Synod on Synodality.  Join fellow Catholics in the area for this two-part event.  A report will then be submitted to the Diocese of St. Petersburg that will be incorporated into our diocesan report in preparation for the synod in Rome.

El Papa Francisco invita a la Iglesia mundial a rezar, discernir y compartir nuestros pensamientos sobre cómo el Espíritu Santo está guiando a la Iglesia para avanzar hacia adelante. Únase a otros católicos del área para compartir sus ideas.

 

Session #1: Evening of Prayer and Catechesis

Thursday, December 2, 2021 (7:00 – 8:00 pm) at Christ the King Church

Evening will begin in the church with prayer and reflection time as this is a key component of what Pope Francis is asking of us.  It will be followed by an opportunity to learn about the Synod and pray for the event happening in the global Church.  Reflection Questions will be distributed at the end of this gathering to be used at the February 10th session at St. Lawrence.

 

Session #2: Evening of Prayer and Discernment

Thursday, February 10, 2022 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) at St. Lawrence Church (Higgins Hall)

After reflecting on these questions for two months, we will be invited to take the next step through prayer and shared reflections.  Participants will break up into smaller groups for open discussions and then shared dialogue with all present as we move into a communal discernment for the Synod.

All those planning on attending should take the time to prayerfully discern answers to these questions  Participants will break up into smaller groups for open discussions and then shared dialogue with all present as we move into a communal discernment for the Synod.

  • Who in your life is important to your spiritual journey and why? 
  • Who are people you can think of that might be alone on their spiritual journey?
  • Do you feel listened to by the Church? What enables or hinders you in feeling heard?
  • How is the Holy Spirit working through your parish to draw people to Christ? What new opportunities could be implemented in your parish?
  • How have your experiences with Catholics who have different opinions, spirituality, or lifestyle challenged you and aided you in your faith?
  • How is the Holy Spirit drawing us all closer together in communion, participation, and mission?  Where do you feel the Holy Spirit is leading the Church?

 

PARISH SYNOD SESSIONS / Sesiones Parroquiales Sinodales

Parish Office Staff – Met in early December

Middle School Core Team – Met in early January

Music Ministry – Met in early January

Middle School Youth Ministry –Met in early January

 

Council of Catholic Women – Open to CCW and all Women of the Parish

Session 1: Saturday, January 15th 9:00am – 11:00am

Session 2: Saturday, January 22nd 9:00am – 11:00am

 

Parish Spanish Community / Comunidad Parroquial en español

Session 1: Sunday, January 16th  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 2: Sunday, January 23rd 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound Ministry – Monday, January 24th

High School Youth Ministry Core Team – Monday, January 24th 7:00pm

Faith Formation Catechists –Tuesday, January 25th 6:30pm

High School Youth Ministry –Sunday, January 30th 7:00pm