Synod 16


These resources can assist in formation for Synod members, and lay faithful who wish to pray with and for the Synod.

The Joy of the Gospel

Apostolic exhortation by His Holiness Pope Francis. Available online for free or for purchase at your preferred bookstore.

Archbishop Vigneron's Homily at the Vigil of Pentecost

Our celebration of Pentecost in 2016 looks so very clearly toward our celebration of the Synod for the New Evangelization on the Feast of Christ the King in November later this year. And so, we see, I see, I hope you see along with me, that our celebration in these days, our celebration in this hour of the Vigil of Pentecost, is an indispensable preparation for the Synod.

Archbishop Vigneron

Apostolicam Actuositatem

Decree on the apostolate of the laity, promulgated by Blessed Pope Paul VI at the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council.

2016 Lay Ecclesial Minister Convocation videos

Synod 16 was a key part of the 2016 Lay Ecclesial Minister Convocation that took place at Sacred Heart Major Seminary on August 31.