The General Secretariat of the Synod is encouraging further consultation ahead of October’s Second Session of the Synodal Assembly in Rome. This consultation was to be focused on the question: How can we be a synodal Church in mission? The objective of these new consultations was to identify the paths we can follow and the tools we might adopt in our different contexts and circumstances to enhance the unique contribution of each baptized person in the one mission of proclaiming the Risen Lord and his Gospel to the world today.

  • Through our unique lens as formation and vocation ministers, what does this perspective offer the Church in this Synodal moment?
  • How does our mission and ministry of accompaniment inform the Synodal journey?
  • What tools might we employ to better equip and serve God’s people?

The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) and the Religious Formation Conference (RFC) hosted a Synodal consultation on March 20 from 6:30-8:00 pm Central Time to explore together how we can contribute to the Church’s unfolding Synodal path. The consultation offered space for brief input, shared listening, and small group dialogues. 

Given the nature of the session, it was not recorded. Notes from the session were collated and sent on to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops via Region XVI, National Catholic Organizations, and Groups. 

 Synod Website

NRVC-RFC Synthesis

 Synodal Church in Mission Synthesis Report

USCCB National Synthesis for the Interim Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod

Instrumentum laboris for the Second Session (October 2024)

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