Getting Involved

For Synod 2020 to be a success it needs the involvement of as many of our Catholic community as possible and there are many ways to get involved as we journey towards 2020.

I. Pray
The whole Synod process is rooted in prayer. If we are to truly discern where God is calling us as a Church then it is essential that we pray every step of the way. So please pray for the success of Synod 2020, pray for our Archdiocese, and try to incorporate the Synod Prayer into your daily prayers.

II. Participate
As we journey to 2020 there will be numerous opportunities to get involved in the Synod process whether it is by attending one of our open meetings in October/November 2018, going to parish and pastoral area gatherings as part of the listening and discernment process, celebrating Synod Sunday each October, or by joining in some of our diocese-wide events. 

III. Synod Membership
Those who are selected to be Synod Members have an important and challenging role in our Synod Journey. It is they who will gather in October 2020 to vote on the Synod Proposals but, leading up to that, it is they who will create opportunities in their local Church communities for the listening and discernment that will inform and inspire those final Proposals. 

IV. Local Synod Champions
The role of a Synod Member will be rewarding but at times quite demanding. Our parish and Pastoral Area Members will benefit greatly if there are others in our communities who are willing to help, support, and encourage them in their endeavours.

V. Keep Informed
Keep up-to-date with Synod 2020 developments through this Synod 2020 website, by following us on Social Media [Synod2020 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter], by reading our updates in The Catholic Pic, and with notices in your parish.

VI. Ask
If you want to do more to support Synod 2020 but don't know how please ask your parish priest, any of your other local Synod members, or contact the Synod Office.

Synod 2020 belongs to us all and it is our enthusiasm, our prayerful hope, and our willingness to participate that will truly make a success of it and to become the Church that God calls us to be.