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UPCOMING SYNOD EVENTS

Register to Attend FINAL Synod Catechetical Session

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mary Immaculate Parish [Farmers Branch]

INVITATION FROM
BISHOP EDWARD J. BURNS

SYNOD RESOURCES

Executive Summary and
Pastoral Letter

This pastoral letter presents a vision to renew the Church in the Diocese of Dallas after the historic Covid pandemic.

Frequently Asked
Questions

What is a synod? Why do we have one? How can I get involved? Learn about the synod process and what it means for Catholics in the diocese.

Prayer for the
Synod

Bishop Burns has asked that we all pray for the success of the synod. Print out and share a prayer for the synod in 11 different languages.

Videos on
the Synod

Watch Bishop Burns and others talk about the diocesan synod, and learn how the upcoming synod will impact Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas.

FEATURED ARTICLE

The Synod on Synodality & the Dallas Diocesan Synod:
What’s the Difference?

Bishop Edward J. Burns has recently embarked on a multiyear diocesan synod process for the Diocese of Dallas. At the same time, Pope Francis has announced a universal synod for the whole Church, which will draw on input from dioceses around the world. An important question to answer then is: what’s the difference between these two synods?

Recent articles
SYNOD TIMELINE
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  • 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”

  • Preparatory Phase

    The preparatory phase of the diocesan synod gets under way with a series of catechetical sessions throughout the Diocese of Dallas.

  • Opening Mass

    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.

  • Listening Sessions

    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.

  • Implementation

    From 2024 — 2031, Bishop Burns will oversee the implementation of diocesean synod resolutions.

  • Closing Mass

    Celebration of the 500th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass.

SYNOD TIMELINE

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  • 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”

  • Preparatory Phase

    The preparatory phase of the diocesan synod gets under way with a series of catechetical sessions throughout the Diocese of Dallas.

  • Opening Mass

    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.

  • Listening Sessions

    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.

  • Implementation

    From 2024 — 2031, Bishop Burns will oversee the implementation of diocesean synod resolutions.

  • Closing Mass

    Celebration of the 500th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass.