The Synod Anniversary Event has been changed from Saturday, June 5, 2021 to Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2021. More information regarding registration, schedule for the event, and the focus of these days will be coming soon. Questions: Contact Rosalita Villa, firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-758-2217.
El evento del aniversario del Sínodo se ha cambiado del sábado 5 de junio de 2021 al viernes 22 de octubre y el sábado 23 de octubre de 2021. Pronto habrá más información sobre la inscripción, el calendario del evento y el enfoque de estos días. Preguntas: Comuníquese con Rosalita Villa, email@example.com o 414-758-2217.
Church on Mission – Fruits of the Synod 2015-2020
The 2014 Synod called for by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki was a bold move to trust the Holy Spirit to guide us towards a spiritual renewal and compelling vision for the future. This booklet looks at the mission that continues to guide us and the “Movements of the Synod Story” as well as the “Fruits of the Synod.”
In January 2013, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki wrote his first pastoral Letter on ecclesiology which set the foundation for an Archdiocesan Synod. Parish sessions were held in the fall of 2013, followed by district gatherings in February of 2014 with the actual Synod held on Pentecost Weekend, June 6-8, 2014.
Following the Archdiocesan Synod, a new mission statement was issued for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This mission statement guides our work for implementing the Synod initiatives:
To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming and sending disciples to go and make new disciples. As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.
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On November 24, 2019, as part of the Closing Mass for the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Listecki established the Order of Catechists to recognize and lift up the importance of catechetical leadership in the archdiocese. The Order of Catechists flows out of Synod priorities in the area Formation.
The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council surveyed Pastoral Council leaders in their deaneries to see how effective Synod resources and conferences were in their parishes.
This report indicates the initial responses to all 56 of the initiatives that were discerned at the 2014 Archdiocesan Synod. This is a “Working Document” and items will be added as more responses to Synod initiatives are implemented.
Written by Grace Urbanski, this is a booklet with activities and suggestions for how parents can help understand, connect and celebrate Mass with their children.
Evangelization and the Sunday Mass - a vision for evangelization and worship in the archdiocese as well as Mass Teaching Resources.
Our focus on moving from "maintenance to mission" was continued with this Leadership Conference focusing on the Spirituality of Stewardship. Stewardship is so much more than financial giving. Stewardship, evangelization and discipleship all go hand in hand. Videos, PowerPoints and handouts from the conference presentations are included here.
Watch the three presentations from the Leadership Gathering held at the Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center on September 30, 2016.
The PowerPoint presentations and handouts that were used at the Leadership Gatherings on September 30 and October 1, 2016.
Read the previous Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Synod Implementation Bulletin Newsletters.
Evangelization and Technology Go Hand in Hand. We have so many ways to reach out to people – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram are only a handful of vehicles you can use to share the message of Jesus with others.
This event celebrated the implementation of the archdiocesan Synod; what we have begun and look to where we are going in the future. It introduced two new videos: "Mass: The Heart of the Matter" and "A New Mission for a Missionary People."
Videos were produced for the Synod as well as District Gatherings and Parish/Cluster Reflection Sessions leading up to the Synod.
The new Mission Statement for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Archdiocesan Synod Implementation Commission (ASIC) Members
Prayer for the Mission of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
PowerPoints, hand-outs and CARA report discussed at Synod Implementation District Gatherings in February 2015.
Synod delegates voted on top Key Initiatives in eight main Mission Areas. Results of the voting are available here.
Hundreds of Catholics gathered for the Archdiocesan Synod, June 6-8, 2014 to determine the priorities for the next decade and beyond.
Two of the main priorities discerned at the 2014 Archdiocesan Synod were Evangelization and the Sunday Mass. Archbishop Listecki has announced a Sunday Mass Initiative, a three-year plan to reenergize our local Church and reconnect to top priorities from the 2014 Archdiocesan Synod. This plan's aim will be around Sunday Mass, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and reclaiming Sunday as the Lord's Day. The foundation of this initiative is the Archbishop's theological reflection, The Gift of Sunday, which was published on January 25, 2021. The reflection is available online, along with a study guide for further discussion and reflection. This Easter, the Archbishop will extend a final synopsis of the theological reflection to parishioners across the Archdiocese.
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.