Holy Name Community
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW!
This Fall, all parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will take part in a parish formation and feedback process for the Synod taking place. This feedback will help our parishes by providing us your thoughts on 6 different topics as well as provide the Archbishop and the Synod Executive Committee with information which will be used to finalize the Synod document. The final Synod information will be released in 2022 and used to guide the ministry of our Archdiocese. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE INPUT ON EACH TOPIC.
WHAT- The Synod Parish process is a series of 6 two-hour sessions that we can group in a variety of ways. Each session has a video that will lead us in prayer, form us on the topic, and then allow time for discussion and feedback in small groups. Depending on the number of people that sign up for our options, we will have multiple small groups for discussion within the session time. There is a specific feedback form for each participant to complete for each session. These will not require names or identification.
HOW- Due to COVID-19 and the uptick in the Delta variant, we will offer a safely-distanced and masked option on a series of three Saturdays and then a weekly evening Zoom offering. Both will cover the exact same information in the exact same format! The SYNOD SATURDAYS will have TWO session each time and run from 9-11 and 11-1 each time. We will have prepackaged snacks and coffee. If you sign up for the SYNOD SATURDAYS, you can stay for the whole four hours each time, OR come for just 9-11 or 11-1 as your time allows. For the SYNOD ZOOMS, we will use ZOOM ROOMS if needed to split into discussion groups depending on how many people sign up.
WHEN- The SYNOD SATURDAYS will take place on Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and Oct. 30th in Garvey Hall, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., divided into two segments for those who cannot stay the whole time. These dates will allow us to turn in your feedback on time.
The SYNOD ZOOM sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings: Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, all at 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
SIGN UP BELOW FOR EITHER SATURDAYS IN PERSON OR ZOOM!
PLEASE CONTACT ERIN O'LEARY WITH QUESTIONS!