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UPCOMING SYNOD EVENTS
*Please note that synod listening sessions are in-person events.
VOCATIONS AND MINISTERIAL FORMATION
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 the Oct. 29 Listening Session, 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..
Bishop Burns Calls for Diocesan Synod
Bishop Edward J. Burns announces a diocesan synod through his pastoral letter, “The Journey Through Lent, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost: Diocesan Synod and Post-Pandemic Plan for the Diocese of Dallas”
The preparatory phase of the diocesan synod gets under way with a series of catechetical sessions throughout the Diocese of Dallas.
The diocesan synod process formally begins on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Diocese of Dallas, with a Mass and accompanying celebration.
From February 1, 2022 — December 1, 2023 the diocese will hold a series of listening sessions throughout the nine counties that comprise the Diocese of Dallas
Multiday Synod Meeting
A multiday synod meeting takes place where the synod body will discuss the response of the lay faithful and vote on resolutions. Bishop issues document reflecting upon actions of the diocesan synod.
From 2024 — 2031, Bishop Burns will oversee the implementation of diocesean synod resolutions.
Celebration of the 500th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass.
Following each listening session, an online survey will be available for a limited time to allow feedback from those who could not attend in person. The Synod Survey is now OPEN and will remain open through November 14, 2022.