Resources for Parishes

The PDF “Synod 2021-2023 Study Guide,” compiled by Fr. Patrick Maher, presents important selections from synodal documents of the Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops. It does not replace the documents it cites but presents areas of helpful emphasis for parish synodal teams, conveys conveys something of the spirit and goals of synodality, and offers some initial concrete guidance for conducting consultations. The appendices contain useful suggestions for the consultation and numerous links to resources that should be investigated further. 

Synod 2021-2023 Study Guide

Process for Facilitating Synodal Consultations