Read the Pastoral Letter


Learn more about the Synod process and Pastoral Letter here:

Synod Website                           Pastoral Letter Website


Audio version of the Pastoral Letter to be released on January 15

The audio version will be available in English and Spanish on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, and through
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Follow along with the Archbishop’s narration of his November Pastoral Letter, You Will Be My Witnesses: Gathered and Sent from the Upper Room with the online version in English in Spanish


Prayer for Synod

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for us.


Contact Jill Fink, Director of Catechesis at or 651.633.1540 ext. 1280. 

or Contact Jessica Balzarini, Director of Parish Life at or 651.633.1540 ext. 1228. 

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