A Guide to Spiritual Conversations
This guide provides a framework for Spiritual Conversations, which are at the heart of our synodal process.
What lies behind the first ever Synod of the Diocese?
Position paper by Fr Paul Marshall
What Lies Behind the First Ever Synod of the Diocese? By Fr Paul Marshall (PDF)
What does ‘Synod’ mean? (Video)
The Pope on the synodal process (Video)
Apostolorum Successores (PDF)
Instructions on Diocesan Synods (PDF)
Biblical Resources for Synodality (PDF)
Towards a Spirituality for Synodality (PDF)
The road most shared: what is synodality all about? (Article)
'Synodality': a new word for an ancient reality (Article)
Synodality and the Holy Spirit (Article)
Why all this talk about synodality? (Article)
What is a Diocesan Synod? (Video)
Bishop Vincent’s Invitation (Video)
Reflection on the Theme – Isaiah 43:19 (PDF | Video)
Understanding the Theme (PDF)
Synod Branding Explained (PDF)
Synod Timeline (PDF | Image)
Synod Directory (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Synod Information Session – Zoom (video)
The Fundamental & Accompanying Questions (PDF)
Synod Member Induction - Course Notes (PDF)
Everyday Conversations (Video | PDF | Image )
Synod at Home (PDF)
Translations of Synod at Home:
Arabic | Maltese | Mandarin | Tagalog | Vietnamese
Synod at Home – Kids Version (PDF)
Synod in the Workplace (PDF)
Listening at School (PDF)
Listening at School - for Primary Students (PDF)
Local Parish Consultation Kit (ZIP)
Listening Consultations - Condensed (30 mins) (PDF)
Attend your Deanery Consultation
Understanding Isaiah 43:19
the same with the new thing created in the earth, Jeremiah 31:22, the incarnation of the Son of God.
How to have a spiritual conversation
youth and young adults in schools, parishes and movements.
The Plenary Council is the first time in 80 years that the entire Australian Catholic Church will come together to pray, discuss and listen to the Holy Spirit about our future. You may or may not have already participated in contributing direct feedback to the process in 2019. It’s time to become involved again. In October 2021 nine Members of the Diocese of Parramatta will join nearly 280 other Catholics from around Australia. They will discuss the items on the Plenary Council Agenda.
The Plenary Council is about our Church. Each of us can ask the Holy Spirit to guide the process. We can each reflect on how we would answer the questions on the Agenda, and provide our feedback to the Members of the Plenary Council from our Diocese. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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