As you know, the Universal Church is embarking on preparation for a Synod on Synodality, called by Pope Francis. Fr. Gurnick has asked me to direct the process at St Malachi and St Patrick Parishes, as outlined by our Diocese, with the assistance of Christy Bartley, Communications Coordinator at St Patrick. I have received materials from the Diocese and will be completing Facilitator Training soon. In order that input is relatable among all Cleveland parishes, the Bishop wants all of us to use the same process for prayer and listening. As soon as I study the process we are asked to follow, I will, with Christy’s help, communicate with everyone regarding the listening sessions at both St Malachi and St Patrick Parishes. In the meantime, let us pray that the Holy Spirit grace this time with faith, hope, and charity. I will continue to be in touch with everyone as I have details to offer.
God’s blessings on all of us, the People of God!