Discerning Our Path Forward

Synod: Journeying together toward renewal

Synod Survey

Timeline

The Church listened through small-group sessions at parishes and schools and at sites serving the marginalized, and through a widely distributed electronic survey.
Commissions analyze the data from the listening phase and develop proposals to address the concerns raised, strengthening the voice of the faithful at the diocese.
Using the synodal process, parishes identify short-term goals that they can begin to implement to revitalize their communities over the course of the year.
The San Diego Diocese listened to as many voices as possible in 2022 and plans to address their top concerns at the parish and diocesan levels starting in early 2023.
From November 2022 to March 2023, representatives of the episcopal conferences and dioceses from across the world will come together in continental groupings.
The Synod of Bishops will meet in October 2023 and October 2024 in Rome to draft proposals for Pope Francis based on the concerns expressed by Catholics worldwide.

Synod Reports

In the news

New synod phase engages parishes
Your voice matters here and now
Survey of faithful open through October
Church to conduct online survey
Church listening to voices of teens, marginalized
Students participating in synod sessions
Synod parish sessions: ‘I wanted to hug everyone at the end’
Parishes to consult faithful in March sessions
Parishes to begin synod consultation in March

Resources

Synod process at the diocese

Thank You from Cardinal McElroy

Cardinal McElroy thanks you
Invitation to participate in the Synod survey

Invitation to participate
Invitation to participate in our Synod by Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy

Invitation from Bishop McElroy

Previous consultations at the diocese

Bishop welcomes delegates to Synod on Young Adults

Bishop welcomes delegates to Synod on Young Adults
Delegates embrace the “Joy of Love” in Synod on Marriage and Family Life

Delegates embrace the “Joy of Love” in Synod on Marriage and Family Life
San Diego Diocese launches Synod on Marriage and Family Life

San Diego Diocese launches Synod on Marriage and Family Life
Diócesis de San Diego participa en el Encuentro de Región XI

Diócesis de San Diego participa en el Encuentro de Región XI
El Señor Obispo McElroy invita a los fieles al V Encuentro

El Señor Obispo McElroy invita a los fieles al V Encuentro
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