Synod 2021-2024: Walking Together as Church 

Over the next several months, the seven continents (North America; Europe; Asia; Middle East; Latin America and Caribbean; Africa and Madagascar; and Oceania) will be meeting in their respective ecclesial assemblies to survey the Working Document for the Continental Stage, "Enlarge the Space of Your Tent" (access that document HERE). Each continental assembly will put together a synthesis document to be submitted to the Secretariat of the Synod in Rome by March 31, 2023.  

See the FAQ document regarding the North American (Canada and US) Continental Stage and its process HERE. 

Next, our Diocesan Report was synthesized together with those from the other regions in Canada in a National Report (read HERE) and sent (August 15, 2022) to the Holy See for synthesis into Continental Reports. 

See what the Listening Sessions our own Diocese said in the synthesized document BELOW.

Synod Synthesis_Diocese of Calgary_UPDJune17.pdf

St. Mary's Parish (Cochrane) Synodal

 Listening Sessions, 2022 

Thanks to St. Mary's Synod Committee and Fr. Dennis, our parish hosted two listening sessions (March 27 in-person and March 29 on Zoom).  About sixty participants met and collaborated through reflection and prayer to answer Pope Francis' call to Catholics world-wide about their personal experiences journeying together as Church. Participants then discerned what steps the Holy Spirit is inviting all of us to take—as Church—to grow in "synodality"The Synodal Theme Song, "Listen, Let Us Listen" (presented in the video on the left) was part of our listening sessions.