Synod - Small Group Facilitator Training-Fall 2023

Synod - Small Group Facilitator Training-Fall 2023

Synod - Small Group Facilitator Training-Fall 2023

Saint Olaf's Synod Evangelization Team invites you to Small Group Facilitator Training

Saint Olaf’s Synod Evangelization Team members are moving on to developing the Small Groups we will offer at Saint Olaf early in 2024.
If YOU are interested in serving as a leader/facilitator for a Small Group, contact Michael Griffin,

Archbishop Hebda is asking each parish to begin or rejuvenate a small group ministry.
Small groups are an important way to help ourselves, our family, and our friends to know, love and follow
Jesus more closely and to live more joyful. If you feel inspired by this or any other aspect of the Archdiocesan Synod
process, consider the following action steps:
· (Re)read the Pastoral Letter, “You Will Be My Witnesses,” (also available via podcast).
· Prayerfully discern participating in Small Group Leader Formation,
a FREE seven-week series held
at Saint Olaf
Tuesdays beginning October 3, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturdays, beginning October 7, from 8:30am - 10:30am

Read AND Share the letter released at on Saturday, November 19:


What is a Synod? What is the purpose?

“A Synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church.”
The purpose is “to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news.”

Holy Spirit, 
renew your wonders in our time, as though in a new Pentecost, 
and grant that this Archdiocese, 
united in prayer around Mary, the Mother of Jesus, 
and guided by St. Peter, 
may spread the Kingdom of the divine Savior, 
a Kingdom of truth, of justice, of love, and of peace.

Saint Paul, our great missionary patron, pray for us! 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about the Archdiocesan Synod


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