Thank you for being part of the Synod process in the global Church and here at St. John the Evangelist.  Pope Francis has called us to this.

He said, "Dear brothers and sisters, may this Synod be a true season of the Spirit!  For we need the Spirit, the ever new breath of God, who sets us free from every form of self-absorption, revives what is moribund, loosens shackles and spreads joy.  The Holy Spirit guides us where God wants us to be, not to where our own ideas and personal tastes would lead us."
Before beginning this survey, take a deep breath.  Ask the Holy Spirit to fill your heart as you begin this process.  Then pray the Synod Prayer on the next page.