Pray for the Synod
On October 4, 2023, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, will open the first session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod for Bishops, “For a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission.”
To commemorate this event and in prayerful support of it, all parishes are being asked to include the following at weekend Masses from October 1, 2023 to October 29, 2023:
- Prayer for the Synod: The assembly should pray the “Prayer for the Synod” (The Adsumus Prayer) before the Opening Song at weekend Masses from October 1-29, 2023.
- Universal Prayer: A petition for the Synod should be included each week in the Universal Prayers from October 1-29, 2023.
- Special Solemn Blessing: A special Solemn Blessing is to be included at Mass on the Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (September 30-October1, 2023) to commemorate the opening of the Synod.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Worship.