Synod: We Need to Hear From You!

Click here to access Input Form “G” online

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In February, the Bishop officially convoked the Fourth Diocesan Synod that will take place between September 19, 2014 and September 19, 2015.  This is a very exiting time for all of us in the diocese.  We come together to discuss the future of the Church in Fairfield County and to plan accordingly.  Many of us have various opinions, observations and best practices we would like to share with others so the diocese may benefit from our advice.

Now is the moment!

A. Online Form:

From March 2014 to June 2014, the Diocesan Synod Office will collect your input: opinions, comments, observations and best practices.   Please fill out the form is called “Synod Input Form G” (see link above and below).  The first page of the form asks for your name and the parish, school or institution you will be writing about.  These fields are mandatory, as we cannot accept anonymous submissions.  Further, the form has two sections with three questions each.  The first section pertains to your specific parish, school or other diocesan institution that you would like to comment about.  Here are the questions in this section:

  1. What are the strengths of your parish/school/institution?
  2. What areas of outreach and ministries in your parish/school/institution would you like to see expanded in the future?
  3. What can your parish/school/institution do to improve its outreach and ministries?

The second section of the form pertains to the Diocese of Bridgeport as a whole.  The three questions here are similar to the previous section:

  1. What are the strengths of our diocese?
  2. What areas of outreach and ministries in our diocese would you like to see expanded in the future?
  3. What can our diocese do to improve its outreach and ministries?

Since some may require a bit more time to fill out the form, the online version has an option to save your work in progress for 7 days.   Click “Save” link on the bottom of the form and follow the instructions.   The form will be available until June 15, 2014.  However, the Diocesan Synod Office would appreciate if you could please fill it out as soon as possible.  The form is available in other languages as indicated.

B.    Paper Version:

Recognizing that not everyone may have access to the online form, we are prepared to receive your input via regular mail.  Kindly answer the above questions (preferably in typed form) and mail your answers to:

Diocesan Synod Office – Input Form G
The Catholic Center
238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Please make sure you include your name, address, parish (school or institution) and town.  Regretfully, the anonymous form submissions will not be accepted.

The Diocesan Synod is an important event in the life of the local Church.  Its success depends in large on the participation of many in the process.  Hope, you will contribute to the process and find it refreshing and satisfying.

Click here to access Input Form “G” online