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Glory to Jesus Christ!
Dear Parishioners and Friends of our Parish,

This Sunday, January 30, begins the Synodal Process in the individual parishes of the Eparchy of Parma. Pope Francis has called a Synod on Syndodality to be held in 2023. 
Your active participation is crucial for the flourishing of our Byzantine Catholic Church in the United States! To encourage your participation, Holy Resurrection will be sending the regular newsletters with updates and catechetical materials.
What you can find in today's newsletter?

Your active participation is crucial for the flourishing of our Byzantine Catholic Church in the United States! Listen to Fr. Lukas' explanation of Synodal Process in our parish.


Bishop Milan has invited Holy Resurrection, along with every parish in our Eparchy, to participate in the Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis.
A synod is usually a gathering of bishops and experts called by the Pope to discuss a particular topic, for about one month, followed by the Pope’s “apostolic exhortation” that reveals what was concluded at the synod. Synod comes from the Greek “syn-odos,” meaning “the same way” or “the same path.” This synod, called by Pope Francis, is different from those in the past: it is meant to teach every member of the Church how to journey together, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to discern what is needed for the growth and strengthening of the Church. And the process will take two years, so that every person will have the opportunity to be heard. The guidebook for the synod tells us:
‘The mission of the Church requires the entire people of God to be on a journey together, with each member playing his or her crucial role, united with each other. A synodal Church walks forward in communion to pursue a common mission through the participation of each and every one of her members.”
Synodality is the journey, made by the faithful, of discerning God’s will for the Church, by working together through prayer, listening, and sharing. There are two ways in which everyone is encouraged to participate. First, we will meet by Zoom to reflect upon the Beatitudes. The meetings will take place every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., beginning on February 1st and will be facilitated by Alyssa Stachowiak, Ann Seabright, and Fr. Lukas. Meditations on the Beatitudes will be provided in advance, so that everyone may pray privately to prepare. Every parishioner is asked to participate in at least one meeting, as we need to gather each person’s reflections and insights. The second way to participate is through a survey. More details about this anonymous and secure survey will be forthcoming.
Your input from the meetings and surveys will be submitted, anonymously, to the Eparchy of Parma, then to Archbishop Skurla, to a meeting of Eastern Bishops in the United States, and finally to the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Those bishops, with the Pope, will hear what we have to say on what our strengths and weaknesses are and how we can work on them to build up the Church of God. We hope that we will also have learned to pray together and to listen to each other so that we may continue together on our journey of spiritual growth.


Topic: Beatitudes No.01
Time: Feb 1, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Glory to Jesus Christ! On this Thirty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday of Zaccheaus, Bishop Milan Lach, SJ invites you to participate in the synodal process at your parish.
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