The latest from the Synod Office.




#newsletter n.10 – 12/2021 – Available also in FR – PT – ES – ITShareTweetForwardShare
Special ‘ Advent Season’

Christmas card available now!
The logo is available on the shared drive in various editable formats.

Adeste fideles
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is launching the #IamChurch campaign: 5 videos in which persons with disabilities, from different parts of the world, recount their experience of faith and affirm, “I am Church!”

Starting on December 6, the videos will be available on the YouTube channels of Vatican News and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and will be published weekly. Baptism makes each one of us a fully-fledged member of the ecclesial community and gives each one, without exclusion or discrimination, the possibility of exclaiming, “I am Church!” The Church, indeed, is your home! We, all together, are Church because Jesus has chosen to be our friend.

(Pope Francis, Message on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December 2021)
#WhileWalkingTOGETHERweLearn

From the Archdiocese of Newark (US), a series of recommendations and resources to facilitate the synodal journey of brothers and sisters with disabilities. Thank you, dear friends of Newark!

Document in English – Site available in several languages.Share your story!

COVID-19 & synodality: the Auckland Champions
An example of good practice
In the Diocese of Auckland, the synodal process is taking place in close isolation. More than 200 people have participated in information sessions with zoom to become Synod Champions.
Two young adults made this simple video in a style that speaks to both young people and adults to encourage participation.Are you witnessing or living a particular synodal experience? Do you think you have experienced a good practice and want to share it? Fill in the attached form and send it to media@synod.va.

If your story appears to be original or considered a good practice, we will publish it in our next newsletter and who knows… maybe even in VaticanNews!


Synodal spirituality
We continue our journey to discover the spirituality of the different religious families, associations and ecclesial movements. Today we invite you to discover Ignatian spirituality. 

 The Synod in the world: a new site
We continue to receive from all over the world photos, videos, … showing the great creativity of our communities.
Be inspired by visiting the new site: sharingresources.org

Listening to migrants


We need you!
 We invite you to send materials and good practices for the involvement of migrants in the synodal process. #ListeningToAll #NobodyExcluded


Pray for the Synod
In order to support the synodal journey and ask for the Spirit’s assistance, together with the World Network of Prayers of the Pope and UISG, we have set up a website in 5 languages: Church on the Way. Pray for the Synod. From 2 November, you too can send your prayer. See how to do it… 
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