Please be aware that the Synod Delegate Nomination process is NOW underway. Applications are open to individuals nominated by their parish to be considered for a voting delegate seat in the upcoming assembly as well as to individuals wishing to self-nominate for consideration. Original Deadline: May 15, 2023, now extended to June 1, 2023
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UPCOMING SYNOD EVENTS
*Please note that synod listening sessions are in-person events.
YOUNG ADULTS IN THE CHURCH
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
at St. Paul Parish Center, Richardson
Conversations Unfiltered: The Church and the Future (Ages 21-35)
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
at Community Beer Co.
3110 Commonwealth Drive Dallas, TX 75247
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PROJECT PLANNING AND GROWING THE CHURCH
Saturday, October 21, 2023
at Cristo Rey High School
9701 San Leon Dr, Dallas, TX 75217
As we prepare for the synod in 2024, Bishop Burns has asked that Catholics in the diocese pray for the success of the synod and for the growth of the Catholic faith in our diocese.
Good and gracious God,
heavenly Father, we thank You for the wisdom and grace You have given us through Your Son, Jesus. Increase our faith so that we may hear the voice of our Good Shepherd and joyfully follow the path His love illuminates before us.
As we prepare for the synod in the Diocese of Dallas, send forth anew the Holy Spirit to guide us. Grant that our vision and understanding may be enlightened as we discern the mission of this local church in our time, while never losing sight of Your will and our hope to be with You in heaven.
We entrust this synod to the maternal care of our patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe, who intercedes for us and accompanies us, and whose “yes” in love and faith we seek to imitate.
We pray with confidence through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Synod Preparatory Chair Lacy de la Garza invites you to attend our Listening Sessions, Non-Catholics & Non-Practicing Catholics: Dialogue & Outreach
THE DALLAS SYNOD SHOW
Want to know more about the Diocese of Dallas Synod?
Listen to the most recent broadcast of The Dallas Synod Show, which airs the first Friday of every month at 4 p.m. on 910AM KATH.
Listening at the Diocese of Dallas Synod
Plans are well underway for the 2024 Synod — that big meeting to advise the bishop about the spiritual, material and administrative situation of the Dallas Diocese. Essential to its success are the “listening sessions” now taking place: two years of honest and charitable dialogue for the good of the Church and her mission in the world..
For those that were unable to attend the Synod Listening Session August 19, 2023, on Catholic Boards or if you attended and realized later you had more you wanted to say, we have extended the synod survey to stay open online until August 27.
If you or someone you know would like to share thoughts and opinions on the questions asked at this session, and you reside in the Diocese of Dallas, please feel free to click the link below to access this special survey.
It is helpful to remember that a synod cannot change Church doctrine. No matters of church doctrine will be changed with this process. However, we know it is important to listen to the experiences of those who encounter the Church, whether they are Catholic or not.
Your feedback is appreciated as we continue forward with this effort.