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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Synod Implementation Prayer Resources

Universal Prayers (Prayers of the Faithful) for the Synod implementation - Prayer for the Mission of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Mission Statement for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

The new Mission Statement for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee - English and Spanish

Prayer for the Mission of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

The Archdiocesan Synod and everything that led up to it was all grounded in prayer. We now want to root the Synod implementation process in this spirit of prayer as well.

Return to the Upper Room

This gathering is for those who took part in the Synod - delegates, youth representatives, observers and small group facilitators, as well as all priests, parish directors, deacons and Synod parish contacts. This event will celebrate what we have begun this past year and look to where we are going in the future.

Cluster Plan Organization Form

An online form regarding your "Cluster Plan Organization Options" to be submitted by September 14, 2015.

First-Year Strategies Form

An online form of "First Year Strategies" for parishes to submit by September 14, 2015.

Synod Implementation District Gatherings 2015 - Resources

PowerPoints, hand-outs and CARA report discussed at Synod Implementation District Gatherings in February 2015.

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

Synod Videos

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

Synod Background Papers

Eight 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 Timeline

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


Prayer for the Mission of the
Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Almighty and ever living God,
     we praise you and we bless you,
     for you are great indeed!

Grant, we pray,
     as on that first Pentecost,
     that tongues of fire may descend upon us,
     and that the driving wind of your Holy Spirit
     may blow boldly into our hearts.

Loving God, we ask you,
     make us effective and holy witnesses
     of the death and resurrection
     of your Son, Jesus Christ,
     increase our faith
     through the sacramental life of the Church,
     grant us courage to follow you
     as faithful disciples.
Embolden us, O God,
     so that we may go forth to proclaim
     your Gospel and renew the face of the earth.

In this Archdiocese of Milwaukee,
     we humbly pray for strength and fortitude
     to follow your great commission:
     to go and make disciples of all people,
     living our faith through word and deed.

Through the intercession of St. John the
     Evangelist, patron of the archdiocese,
     and Mary, Mother of the Church,
     we ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Randy Nohl
Director of Synod Implementation

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant

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