Formal Synod Listening Sessions began in the Archdiocese of Newark in December 2021 and will conclude on April 15. Parishes are encouraged to continue holding listening sessions.
All are invited to participate in a Listening Session. In the parish setting, pastors, parish staff, parishioners, council members, youth, young adults, parents of children in the school or religious education, and those who are missing who may have left the parish during the pandemic, or for other reasons should feel welcome to come. The idea is to reach out to as many people as possible.
The resources are for meetings for parishes and coming soon for schools, ministries such as religious education, campus ministry, and more. Please check back as we continue to create materials and populate the page.
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Example for an Evening Session (3 hours)
Example for an Evening Session (2 hours)
Listening Session PowerPoint
Parish Listening Session: Scribe Table Notes
This is a form to be used by the table scribes during the Parish Listening Sessions.
Conducting a synod listening session for your parish, ministry, or organization
Sister Donna Ciangio, O.P., the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark and local Archdiocesan co-coordinator of the synodal process, gives a presentation on conducting a synod listening session for parishes, ministries, or organizations.
Listening Session: The role of the table scribe
This video is meant to provide additional information for individuals who will serve as a table scribe at the Synod listening sessions. This information was presented by Milissa Else for the Archdiocese of Newark.
Listening Session: The role of the table facilitator
This video is meant to provide additional information and guidelines for individuals who will serve as table facilitators at the Synod listening sessions. This information was presented by Milissa Else for the Archdiocese of Newark.