Let's continue to listen to each other, march 2
The most common desire...was to be a more welcoming Church where all members of the People of God can find accompaniment on the journey...People want the Church to be a home for the wounded and broken, not an institution for the perfect. They want the Church to meet people where they are, wherever they are, and walk with them rather than judge them; to build relationships through care and authenticity, not superiority." At American Martyrs, we listened to each other All are Welcome! source: National Synthesis of the People of God in the US for the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod
Parish Pulse Survey
Following the Listening sessions, an American Martyrs Parish Pulse Survey was developed to address many of the topics discussed within the Listening Sessions. While not all members had the time to attend the 2-hour sessions, we wanted to provide the opportunity for all voices to be heard. From May 21 – June 6, 2022, a total of 555 people participated in this anonymous Parish Pulse Survey. Based on the open-ended comments, we know some respondents participated in both the Listening Sessions and the Parish Pulse Survey.
SynOPSIS OF OUR FINDINGS
This report was submitted to the Synod San Pedro Region Coordinators. Information in this report is only a fraction of the 44 hours of discussion that took place here at American Martyrs. Since we were asked to follow a template format, many of the open-ended comments were not included in what was submitted. The following is presented to you as was submitted April 25, 2022.
Summary of Listening Sessions
This report includes a full summary of all the areas discussed within the American Martyrs Listening Sessions. All quotes included were based on the Note Takers synopsis of the statement. While all information was not submitted to the Archdiocese for review, the American Martyrs leadership have been provided this information and are discussing areas of improvement, to ensure the health of our parish.
ABOUT THE SYNOD
Pope Francis has called for a synod in the church, with the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” The opening of the Synod took place in October 2021 and will conclude in the Vatican in October of 2023 with the assembly of bishops from around the world.
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