Pre-synod prayer and listening events schedule

| September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prayer and listening events

Twenty Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Events are being held around the archdiocese this fall and winter to advise Archbishop Bernard Hebda on what topics should be addressed in the 2021 Archdiocesan Synod.

With the aid of the Holy Spirit and the faithful across the archdiocese, the archbishop will discern what he hears during the 2021 Synod to formulate a plan for meeting the archdiocese’s pastoral needs in the ensuing five to 10 years.

The three-hour events will include prayer, a presentation by the archbishop, reflection and discussion of two questions: 1) What are you grateful for and what is working well in our parishes and archdiocese? and 2) Which pastoral challenges or opportunities is God calling us to address in our archdiocese?

Archbishop Hebda plans to attend each event, along with members of the synod’s consultative teams.

The written comments of all who attend will be read and processed. Two bilingual events will be held this fall, in English and Spanish at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul, and in English and Vietnamese at St. Anne-St. Joseph Hien in Minneapolis. The following are the remaining fall events:


Synod listening session location map

1 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6–9 p.m.
St. Victoria
8228 Victoria Drive, St. Victoria

2 Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.–noon
St. Michael
11300 Frankfort Parkway NE, St. Michael

3 Friday, Oct. 11, 6–9 p.m.
Guardian Angels
8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale

4 Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.–noon
Our Lady of Guadalupe
401 Concord St., St. Paul
Bilingual (English and Spanish)

5 Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.–noon
St. Peter
1250 South Shore Drive, Forest Lake

6 Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6–9 p.m.
Divine Mercy
139 Mercy Drive, Faribault

7 Thursday, Nov. 7, 6–9 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus
215 Main St. E., New Prague

8 Friday, Nov. 15, 6–9 p.m.
All Saints
19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville

9 Sunday, Nov. 17, 1–4 p.m.
St. Anne-St. Joseph Hien
2627 Queen Ave. N., Minneapolis
Bilingual (English and Vietnamese)

10 Sunday, Jan. 5, 1–4 p.m.
Holy Cross
1621 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis
(ASL Interpreted)

11 Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.–noon
St. Peter Claver
369 Oxford St. N., St. Paul

12 Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6–9 p.m.
Pax Christi
12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie

13 Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.–noon
St. Stephen
2211 Clinton Ave. S., Minneapolis
Bilingual (English and Spanish)

14 Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6–9 p.m.
Providence Academy
15100 Schmidt Lake Road, Plymouth

15 Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.–noon
Lumen Christi
2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul

16 Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6–9 p.m.
St. Stephen
525 Jackson St., Anoka

17 Thursday, Feb. 27, 6–9 p.m.
Our Lady of Grace
5071 Eden Ave., Edina

18 Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m.–noon
St. Pius V
410 Colvill St. W., Cannon Falls

19 Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.–noon
6133 15th St. N., Oakdale

20 Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.–noon
St. Alphonsus
7025 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center
Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Eleven other prayer and listening events will be held for particular focus groups: priests, retired priests, deacons, consecrated religious, archdiocesan staff, parish staff, Catholic school principals, youth, college students, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, and seniors at various retirement and assisted living facilities.


Category: Archdiocesan Synod