“By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission.”
The Synod gives voice to the people and the Church is all-ears
By Sister Katie Eiffe, CSJ
Editor’s note: Sister Katie Eiffe is the Vicar for Religious and Diocesan Director of Synod Planning.
In an address he delivered on Sept. 10, Pope Francis stated, “I want to say again that the Synod is not a Parliament or an opinion poll; the Synod is an ecclesial event, and its protagonist is the Holy Spirit. If the Spirit is not present, there will be no Synod.” Strong words! But they express again that the Synod is not merely another meeting of bishops; it is a process steeped in prayer and seeking the will of the Holy Spirit for our Church. It is also a process which acknowledges that all the baptized have both a right and a responsibility to share the gift of the Spirit which they have received in Baptism and Confirmation. <Read More>
2021 Hope Appeal
The HOPE Appeal is the annual giving campaign of the Diocese of Syracuse. Every year the programs and services supported by the HOPE Appeal touch countless lives in every city, town, and rural area in our diocese. When the goal of the HOPE Appeal is achieved, we ensure that these programs will receive the funding that is needed. Please take a moment to view this year’s HOPE Appeal video and our allocation of funds to see how your gift makes a difference in the lives of so many.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse includes 196,897 Catholics in 116 parishes residing in seven counties of Central and South Central New York State. The seven counties are Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego.
100th Anniversary Mugs, Bottles, & Bags
Our St. ANNiversary mugs, bottles, and bags are now available!
Requested donation of $5 for a mug or bag, and $8 for a water bottle.
For more information email email@example.com or call the Parish Office during the week.