St. Paul, Minn., Jun 7, 2019 / 17:04 pm
Minnesota's largest diocese will hold a synod- a meeting designed to help the bishop shepherd his local flock- during Pentecost Weekend 2021, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced yesterday.
It will be the first synod for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1939.
"In the time that I have served in this archdiocese, I have come to believe that our local Church is particularly ripe for a synod," Hebda said in a June 6 letter. The archbishop said he plans to formally announce the synod process at the Vigil of Pentecost this weekend.
"We are blessed here with a particularly well-educated and articulate laity with a strong tradition of service to the Church, who along with their clergy and consecrated brothers and sisters, want to be involved in shaping her future, seeing that appropriately as both their right and their responsibility."