Synod 2021 – 2023

Come & take part in the Synodal Conversation with us.

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 

3 Dec 21

Meeting with the Lord, 8pm

Prayer and reflection on the Synod questions for CDM Parishioners. Register here 

4 Dec 21

Archdiocese talk on Synod, 2pm

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.

JAN 22

Engagement of CDM parishioners

(Date TBA)
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

  1. Share about your personal journey of faith and if possible, how has this shaped you.
  2. 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.

Amen.

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 .

More information on the public talk can be found here

Address: 19 Pasir Ris St 72 Singapore 518771
Phone: +65 6583 3378     Fax: +65 6583 1694