An invitation to prayer from Bishop Walkowiak on May 31, the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome from Oct. 4 – 29, 2023, to continue dialogue on the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.”

In preparation, Bishop Walkowiak is extending an invitation from the General Secretariat of the Synod to observe a moment of prayer on Wednesday, May 31, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, placing the Synod under Mary’s protection.

Bishop Walkowiak invites the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the diocese to participate in this special opportunity by praying a rosary followed by the prayer (linked below) at any point during the day on May 31.

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Synod news:

North American final document for Continental Stage of Synod issued
Synod 2021-2024 invites participation of Catholics worldwide
Visit the Synod 2021-2024 website