Beyond The Beacon

45: New synod listening sessions welcome everyone to the conversation!

February 28, 2024 Diocese Of Paterson Season 1 Episode 45
Beyond The Beacon
45: New synod listening sessions welcome everyone to the conversation!
Show Notes

How do you have a "spiritual conversation?" Father Paul Manning and Maria Moncaleano join Bishop Kevin Sweeney and Jai Agnish to discuss the interim phase of the Synod on Synodality and new listening sessions.

All are welcome to listening sessions hosted by the Diocese of Paterson in English or Spanish on Wednesday, March 13, at Reverend Brown Memorial School in Sparta, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Monday, March 18, at Pope John Paul II Pastoral Center in Clifton, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, March 23, at St. Paul Inside the Walls in Madison, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn more and register here.

Father Paul is the vicar for Evangelization, and Maria is the director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry. Together, they chair the Diocesan Synod Committee.

How does this journeying together allow the Church to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the mission entrusted to Her? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take? The Synod on Synodality is a three-year global process of listening and dialogue, beginning with a solemn opening in Rome on Oct. 9 and 10, 2021. The aim of this synodal process is not to provide a temporary or one-time experience of synodality but rather to provide an opportunity for the entire People of God to discern together how to move forward on the path towards being a more synodal Church in the long term. 

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Register for a synod listening session here.

Learn more about the Synod on Synodality here

Learn about the upcoming discernment retreat here.

Learn more about opportunities for the sacrament reconciliation offered every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during Lent at all of our parishes here.

Listen to episode 28 of Beyond The Beacon entitled, "What is synodality? With Father Manning and Msgr. Kupke."

Learn more about the Cabrini movie premiere here.

Watch the Coffee with Kupke podcast, which Father Paul Manning cohosts here.

Produced by Jai Agnish and Bishop Kevin Sweeney for the Diocese of Paterson. Production assistance from Cecile Pagliarulo.
Engineered and edited by Jai Agnish.
Illustrations by Dennis Dalelio.
Music by Jai Agnish.

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