Synod 2021-2023: Communion - Participation - Mission

Do not quench the Spirit.

Do not despise prophetic utterances.

Test everything; retain what is good.

- Saint Paul (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)


"Pope Francis invites all of us to share our experiences and listen to one another in a spirit of respect, dialogue, and prayer. When we are open to the Holy Spirit, we are changed -- together."

- Father Desmond Drummer


A Global Synod for All People


Phase One: Local

On Sunday, 17 October, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer opened the synod process for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. For the next six months, we will have opportunities to voice our experiences of walking with God and one another.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the local phase of the synod in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and to learn more about the synod in general. 


Resources on the Synod

Archdiocese of Atlanta - Synod Webpage

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) - Synod webpage

The Vatican - Synod Website



Pope Francis Opens the Global Synod (10 October 2021)


Archbishop Hartmayer's Homily (17 October 2021)


Vatican News YouTube Channel - English

Vatican News YouTube Channel - Español

Vatican News YouTube Channel - Français


Church News

Vatican News - English

Vatican News - Español

Vatican News - Français

Catholic News Service (USCCB)

The Georgia Bulletin (Archdiocese of Atlanta)


Independent Catholic Media

America: The Jesuit Review