Three Stages of Synod:

Preparatory:

  1. Convocation of Synod (22 II 2014); appointment of the Synod Director; appointment of the Synod Commission.
  2. Collecting input
  3. Local consultation (Pastors, principals, lay leaders)
  4. Selection of the General Delegates (400+) and Co-Delegates
  5. June 29, 2014: Vespers and Announcement of the Synod topics and the Synod Study Commissions.
  6. Ongoing Formation of the General Delegates

Synod proper:

  1. Opening ceremony            Friday, September 19, 2014 – Cathedral
  2. First Session                       Saturday, September 20, 2014 – St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull (Family Center)
  3. Second Session                  Saturday, November 15, 2014 – St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull (Family Center)
  4. Third Session                     Saturday, February 7, 2015 – St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull (Family Center)
  5. Fourth Session                   (Change) Saturday, May 9, 2015 (was May 2, 2015) – St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull (Family Center)
  6. Closing Session                  Saturday, September 19, 2015

 Implementation:

The final session of the synod will serve as presentation of the five-year plan for the diocese and the method of its implementation.