Synod Small Groups at St Matthew’s
Pope Francis and Archbishop Hebda have asked the Catholic faithful to participate in
a synod, which is a way for church leaders to gather input. The Church of St
Matthew is offering synod sessions on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30.
During the session, attendees watch two short videos and participate in small
discussion groups that are facilitated by members of the St Matthew Synod task
force. Discussion topics are as follows:
November 6: Including young children and school-age children in the church and
parents’ role as primary educators of their children
November 13: Engaging high school students and young adults to participate in
Synod sessions are held inside the church, and all are welcome to participate.
You will watch a video, participate in a small group discussion, and give feedback to the
archdiocese about the topics. Your opinions and feedback are important to help give direction
to Archbishop Hebda’s pastoral plan for the archdiocese. They will also help St. Matthew’s to be
responsive to the needs of our parishioners.
A special surprise ends the Archdiocesan Synod this fall. Session 6 concludes with a group of
joyful young Catholic adults singing and dancing at the Cathedral. It’s a true spectacle that you
won’t want to miss!
Thomas P Burgess says
Good Morning St Matthew,
I am concerned about the future of attendance of Masses. I hardly see young people in the congregation. Maybe they attend the weekly mass at their schools.
Richard Schletty says
Hello, Thomas. Thanks for your comments. Community of Saints Regional Catholic School has a Mass for kids at COS every Thursday. I do agree that attendance of kids at weekend masses seems to be down at some parishes. And it’s more than Covid-19.