Archdiocesan Synod

Archbishop Listecki delivers the Synod proclamation.

In fall of 2012, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI called for a Year of Faith to provide Catholics an opportunity to deepen and share the spiritual richness of their faith.

Inspired by this calling, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki wrote his first Pastoral Letter on ecclesiology and in January 2013, it was shared with priests and pastoral leadership throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It was determined that the time is ripe to hold an archdiocesan Synod. Parish sessions were held in the fall of 2013, followed by district gatherings in spring of 2014 with the actual Synod held on June 6 - 8, 2014.

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Synodal Declaration

Archbishop Listecki reveals his Synodal Declaration which outlines pastoral priorities for the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin for the next 10-15 years.

Synod Results

Synod delegates voted on top Key Initiatives in eight main Mission Areas. Results of the voting are available here.

Synod Implementation Commission

Archdiocesan Synod Implementation Commission (ASIC) Members

Registration Form: District Gatherings 2015

Use this form to register for a District Gathering. Please note that everyone registering must select one of the 8 breakout sessions - see the bottom of the registration form. Registrations are requested two weeks prior to the District Gathering's specific date.

Synod Videos

Videos were produced for the Synod as well as District Gatherings and Parish/Cluster Reflection Sessions leading up to the Synod.

Synod Bulletin Articles

Articles that present the main areas that were discerned at the Synod.

Synod Prayer Resources

Universal Prayers (Prayers of the Faithful) for the Synod implementation and Litanies of Thanksgiving that can be used for personal reflection as well as to be prayed after Communion at the weekend Masses.

Synod Background Papers

8 areas of the Church’s mission were discussed as part of the Synod. A background paper has been written on each of these topics.

Synod Newsletters

Read the previous Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Synod Bulletin Newsletters.

Synod Timeline

A look at the timeline for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Synod and Synodal Declaration.

Parish/Cluster Session Videos

A series of four videos including a Welcome by Archbishop Listecki, Catholic Identity, Evegelization and Stewardship.


Prayer in Preparation for the Synod

O Lord, we accept your invitation to enter into the great mystery of your love and presence within your Church.

Through word and sacrament, you lead us into communion with you.

Relying on this spiritual intimacy, help open our hearts to the work of the Holy Spirit as we fashion our response to the cries of the poor who struggle to know Jesus.

(Pause and silently mention your personal intentions)

We give you thanks O Lord, for the men and women who have offered their lives as gifts to build His Church.

Renew within us the “fire” that burns with the love of the Lord for our brothers and sisters.

As we seek to fulfill our responsibilities through the Archdiocesan Synod, we stand with St. John the Evangelist, patron of the archdiocese, who was charged to care for Mary, Mother of the Church.  Asking their intercession, we offer this prayer through Christ our Lord.



Randy Nohl
Director of Synod Implementation

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant

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