You are Invited!
Walk Together as a Church with the Holy Spirit
Here are the ways we can listen to the Holy Spirit and then contribute towards a larger conversation:
1) Self-guided reflections and submission of thoughts
2) Group sessions in your ministry / community group
3) Dedicated sessions organised by CDM
Kick start this quieting of your heart and mind at our “Meeting with the Lord” evening of prayer and reflection on 3 Dec, 8pm.
You can start to do the self-guided reflections and submission of thoughts via www.mycatholic.sg/synod (same Apps used for Mass booking). For the facilitated sessions, please refer to CDM’s Synod timeline below.
The Synod Timeline for Us
20 Nov 21
Launch of CDM Synod
Launch of the Synod process at Church of Divine Mercy
26 Nov 21
On-boarding of Ministry heads
Meeting of all Ministries head to learn about the Synod
Archdiocese public talk on the Synod under the Catholic200Sg event. More info here
15 Dec 21
Facilitator Training, 8pm
Join us for a training session (on Zoom) on how to facilitate the Synodal Conversation. Register here.
Engagement of CDM parishioners
Engagement session with CDM parishioners
26 Feb 22
CDM Synod process closes
End of collection of Synod information from Church of Divine Mercy
What is the Synod?
The MAIN Question We Need to Answer: Journeying Together
- Share about your personal journey of faith and if possible, how has this shaped you.
- What hopes & worries do you have for the future of the Catholic Church?
For more information about the Synod at the Archdiocese level, visit www.catholic.sg/synod/
The Synod Process
Step 1: Invitation to pray & converse
a) Gather family, friends or community members.
b) Pray the Adsumus Sancte Spiritus prayer:
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.
Step 2: Reflect, pause & share
a) Start with the the topic “Journeying Together”
b) Reflect on the 2 starter questions stated above
c) Share in small groups
d) Have someone take notes of the points shared
Step 3: Share with the Church
Go to mycatholic.sg/synod
Use group form where possible
Individual sharings are welcome too
Step 4: Come back for more
There are 10 other optional topics of conversation
Select any of the topics that fit your group
Recommend to focus on 1 topic at a time, NOT necessary to complete all 10 topics
More information will be shared in the coming weeks about CDM’s Synod process and the Archdiocese public briefing on 4 December. For more information about the Singapore Synod process, visit www.catholic.sg/synod-start/
If you have any questions about the CDM Synod process, you can submit them here .