Prayer is Listening; Prayer is Adoration; Prayer is Intercession; Prayer is Thanksgiving. This is the encouraging message for the global Church leading up to and during the Synod in the Vatican, October 4-29, 2023. A second session is scheduled for October 2024. Our Bishops in Aotearoa have been urged to encourage us - the People of God to fervently pray for the work growing a Synodal church seeking Communion, Participation, and Mission.
The official text for prayers has been sent by the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. For those responsible for liturgies in every community click on the links to the following files.
“Without Prayer there will be no Synod.”
Pope Francis, prayer intentions for October.
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