Here are some resources to help you learn more about the Synod on Synodality – Journeying Together.

Local Documents

Bishop’s Homily

Bishop Gregory Parkes speaks about the Synod on Synodality during the Opening Mass on October 17, 2021 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Read his homily here or watch below.

Timely Podcasts

Father Joseph Carola, theology professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, spoke to the Diocese of St. Petersburg Synod Planning Team on October 28, 2021. His presentation was recorded and is available for listening below. His reflection and meditation can help prepare our hearts and minds for the Synod on Synodality. Father Carola reflects on the historical context of the Synod and how this process is nothing new for the Church. Father Carola also invites us to meditate upon the Annunciation when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and revealed God’s plan for her life. She was troubled by God’s plan and she questions the angel in faith.  Mary is a model for us and how we can question in faith.

Seeds of Hope Podcast by Monsignor Mike Muhr. Learn the dynamics of prayer and every good relationship. This model offers insights that may serve well in our upcoming Synod. Click here to listen.