We Journey Together – Synod 2021-2023
Words of Most Reverend Lawrence Nicasio, Bishop of the Dioceses of Belize City and Belmopan in his letter declaring Synod 2021 - 2023 open.
“Let us all together be on this journey, full of courage, (NOT FEAR), full of HOPE, knowing that wherever the mission takes us, He will be there waiting for us.”
Pope Francis has called the universal Catholic Church to participate in Synod 2021 – 2023. The objective is to foster a “lived experience of discernment, participation, and co-responsibility, where a diversity of gifts is brought together for the Church’s mission in the world.” (VADEMECUM Pg. 11)
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.