The Archdiocesan Synod


Synod small groups will be meeting on Tuesdays, September 21 - October 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Mary Mother.

We hope you join in this important step in shaping the future of our Archdiocese. Here’s how it will go. 
• Arrive at your parish and find a seat at a table of about 8.
• Watch a video which will lead everyone in prayer and share teaching on our beautiful Catholic faith to inform our discussion and response.
• As you are comfortable, share your experience and ideas in discussion with your tablemates.
• Respond to ideas and offer your own suggestions on a feedback form to be considered by Archbishop Hebda.

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis continues the 2022 Synod, with a series for families. In the Synod process, the Church is taking time to listen to one another, pray, and discuss in order to determine priorities. These steps are important for every household, too, that wants to thrive. The Synod at Home series takes helpful videos, tips and tools for growing in faith, and pairs them with family-friendly activities based on four pillars: Prayer & Sacraments, Lifelong Learning, Generosity & Service, and Traditions & Fun.

For each "gathering," print out the materials before you watch the video as a family.

The First Gathering 

Materials for the First Gathering

Overview Page

Faith Plan Form

The Second Gathering

Materials for the Second Gathering

Ideas Page

The Third Gathering

Materials for the Third Gathering

Ideas Page 3

The Fourth Gathering

Materials for the Fourth Gathering

Ideas Page 4

The Fifth Gathering

Materials for the Fifth Gathering

Ideas Page 5