Synod on Synodality

Communion, Participation, and Mission

Continental Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod

The Synod on Synodality is a three-year process of listening and dialogue beginning with a solemn opening in Rome on October 9 and 10, 2021 with each individual diocese and church celebrating the following week on October 17. The synodal process will conclude in 2024. 

Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s “renewal” proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, the Church will be able to learn through Her experience which processes can help Her to live communion, to achieve participation, to open Herself to mission."

Learn more about the synodal process by visiting the Vatican Synod website.

Synod Website

Pray for the Synod

John 14 & Synodality Webinar Series

Join the U.S. Synod Team for this webinar series hosted by Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville to explore synodality through the prism of Jesus Christ's words at the Last Supper. Please register for each webinar using the links below. 

Session I: February 14, 2024, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

Session II: March 6, 2024, 3 pm ET/ 12 pm PT

Session III: March 19, 2024, 4 pm ET/ 1 pm PT

Universal Stage

Continental Stage

U.S. National Synthesis

Roundtable on the Synod

Roundtable on the Synod

Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. (Diocese of Lexington) and Bishop Daniel Flores, STD (Diocese of Brownsville) talk about their dioceses’ efforts in the upcoming synod. They explain the synodal process, and they share their own hopes and experiences during...

Individual Synod Contributions

In order for the USCCB Synod Team to meet the required deadline for the national synthesis, the deadline for individuals to contribute to the current consultation phase was May 31, 2022. However, in the USCCB Synod Team's ongoing effort to accompany the People of God on the synodal path, the Team has discerned to make this survey available through the culmination of the 2021-2024 Synod on Synodality in Rome in October 2024. This form contains the space to respond to the fundamental question of the Synod, as well as questions regarding the Ten Themes as outlined in the Vademecum. We value the ongoing enthusiasm and vulnerability with which the People of God are participating in the Synod.

Individual Synod Contributions

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Synod Documents

Pope Francis Messages & Homilies




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Synod Playlist | Vatican News

Synod Playlist | Vatican News

The official YouTube playlist for the Synod on Synodality courtesy of Vatican News.

The Synodal Journey Newsletter

by the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops

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