Archdiocese of Milwaukee Synod
was held June 6-8, 2014
WHAT IS AN ARCHDIOCESAN SYNOD?
A Synod, simply put, is an assembly where the faithful deliberate on the pastoral needs of the diocese. A diocesan synod is called by the bishop, where he gathers together ordained and lay leaders from throughout the diocese.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Synod will bring together people from the entire Catholic community to discuss archdiocesan and parish pastoral priorities for the Church of southeastern Wisconsin. The Synod and the sessions leading up to it should be a wonderful and exciting spirit-led process that will give the archdiocese a clearer direction of priorities for the next 10 years.
WHY ARE WE HOLDING A SYNOD?
Archbishop Jerome Listecki has been with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for a little over three years. From the beginning of his time with the archdiocese, the archbishop has spoken of his three pastoral priorities of Catholic Identity, Evangelization and Stewardship. The Synod will provide the Catholic faith community the opportunity to develop a renewed vision and plan for working together in implementing these priorities.
Alive and Well:
The Faithful Affirm the Church
Dare to dream...
Dare to Imagine ...
• As the first disciples did, we must promote the mission of Jesus in new and different ways
• Imagine how to be intentional disciples
Our Fundamental Catholic Identity
“Parishes must continue to grow in their fundamental identity as dynamic communities of faith which form intentional disciples.
If we are not focused on formation for discipleship,
we are failing the mission of Christ.”
--- Bishop Donald Hying
WHO do you say that I AM?
Who Do You Say That I Am?, the Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, focuses on Ecclesiology (the Church) and specifically the Church as Mystery, the Church as Sacrament, and the Church as Communion.