Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

I am pleased that the synodal process is progressing across our diocese. We have spent months in quiet prayerful reflection. We are now ready to listen to the Holy Spirit’s promptings and to one another. I pray and expect that much rich fruit will be borne, even well into the future.

Almost all the parish facilitators have received training. Some parishes have begun their listening sessions, while others will follow at Easter time. These sessions will be advertised in your parish. I encourage you to participate. Please encourage those on the fringes to take part. I look forward to reading/listening to your sharing.

May God bless you,