Synod documents at the diocesan, regional, national and continental stages have now been released. Review them and read more at the links below:
Diocesan Letter and Synthesis Reports
Pope Francis has invited all of us, through this current synodal process, to listen and share our experiences with the Church and one another. This theme of journeying together in synodality is decisive for the life and mission of the Church in the new millennium. As noted in the Synod preparatory document, “It is impossible to think of ‘a conversion of our activity as a Church that does not include the active participation of all the members of God’s people.’” Thank you to those who participated in the diocesan Synod process, as well as to those reading this report.
This report is being sent on to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They will take the information gathered at the diocesan level and integrate it into a document for the entire United States.
Learn more about the Synod timeline
The diocesan synthesis report linked below begins with a letter from our diocesan Synod co-chairs Greg Deja and Mary Panek. We invite you to read the letter and review the report, the culmination of our collective journey of faith in the Diocese of Grand Rapids – listening to and learning from one another:
National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America
(English-Spanish, September 2022)
Read more on the National Synthesis from Catholic News Service
Document for the Continental Stage
(English-Spanish, October 2022)
Read more on the Continental document from Vatican News