Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 3, for an online briefing one day ahead of the most important gathering of Catholic Church leaders since the Second Vatican Council.

On Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, leaders from all across the Catholic world will meet in Rome for the first session of the Synod on Synodality.

The what?

Synodality is both an ancient Catholic practice and a new way for Catholics to be Church. It’s a process of listening to the whole church – the People of God – to discern what the Holy Spirit is calling us to be and to do.

Since October 2021 people around the world have been gathering at the parish, diocesan, national and continental levels to respond to a simple question: What steps does the Holy Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our 'journeying together’? Now, beginning Oct. 4, church leaders from all across the globe will come together to listen and discuss how we Catholics have responded to that question.

We’re excited to invite you to an insightful webinar Oct. 3 on the process and its promise. This event promises to be a valuable opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of Synodality, its historical significance and the upcoming Synod's purpose and goals.

Webinar Details:

  • Date: October 3.
  • Time: 10 a.m. Central. (11 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Mountain, 8 a.m. Pacific)
  • Duration: 1 hour.

Sign up even if you can’t view the webinar live; we’ll send you a video of it.


  • Overview of Synodality: We will provide a detailed explanation of what Synodality entails and its importance in the modern context.
  • Historical Background: Gain insights into the historical roots and development of Synodality within the Church.
  • Purpose and Goals of the Synod: Learn about the objectives and aspirations of the Synod on Synodality.
  • Your Questions and Concerns.

Co-sponsored by:

Marywood Spirituality Center and the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute.


Wendie Libert, DNP, Interim Director of the Marywood Spirituality Center, and Owen Phelps, Ph.D., Director of the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute.

Registration: Click here to register.

Who Should Attend? This webinar is designed for anyone interested in understanding the concept of Synodality, its history, and the objectives of the upcoming Synod. Whether you are a member of the clergy, or simply someone with a keen interest in these topics, this event is for you.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge and engage in meaningful dialogue on Synodality. We look forward to your participation and the enlightening discussions this event will surely bring.

P.S. Be sure to mark your calendar for October 3, 10 a.m. Central, and share this invitation with colleagues and friends who might be interested in this enlightening webinar on Synodality.