At the direction of Pope Francis, the Synod of Bishops in Rome has convoked a synod that will run from 2021 until 2023 entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” It officially opened on October 10th in Rome and on October 17th in dioceses around the world.
Over the coming weeks, consider using one or more of the following intentions in the Universal Prayer:
- For an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church as we undertake this synodal journey; let us pray to the Lord.
- That the Holy Spirit would fill the hearts and minds of all the faithful, and accompany us on this synodal journey; let us pray to the Lord.
- For the Church, gathered in Synod; that by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit this journey would be marked by humble listening, courageous speech, and lively hope; let us pray to the Lord.
- For the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, that as we gather in synodal meetings in the coming months, the Holy Spirit will move among us as we listen to one another; let us pray to the Lord.
You will find the Adsumus prayer of invocation of the Holy Spirit used at Vatican II, as well as logos and other promotional materials on the Synod website.