As the diocesan phase of “Synod 2021 2023 — For a synodal church” — concluded June 22 with Mass at Church of the Holy Cross, Bishop Koenig said many parishioners over the last several months came forward in the Diocese of Wilmington to help guide the church.
He said Pope Francis wants the synod process to be “not an event or task,” but a way for church members “to hear and be heard together.”
The concluding Mass came after months of group “listening sessions” and other efforts of inclusion launched locally last October by Bishop Koenig and elsewhere among Catholics in dioceses across the world. The local diocesan “listening sessions” identified a range of strengths, weaknesses, and challenges for the Diocese of Wilmington.
For more information on the Diocesan phase and its findings, click the icon to the left.
For more information on the Synod process itself, and its next steps, click on the icon on the right.