The Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place in October 2015 on the theme: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”. Pope Francis wishes that God’s people around the world should have an opportunity to make their contribution to the process.
Archbishop Martin has asked that each parish in the Archdiocese submit a response to the final document of the Extraordinary Synod, which took place last year. This document is called the Relatio Synodi, and you can find it attached below, or just follow the link.
To help guide the reflection worldwide, the General Secretariat of the Synod prepared a list of questions, and these are attached below. It is not necessary for each parish to answer all the questions. Each parish can choose those which they feel most suited.
As some of the terminology in the Relatio Synodi can be a little difficult, we have also attached a paraphrased version produced by Sr. Veronica in Cherry Orchard Parish.