On Saturday 28th May 2022, over one hundred representatives of the Archdiocese gathered at Our Lady of Kapiti Church in Paraparaumu for our pre-synodal gathering – an important part of the Diocesan phase of the global Synod and a key moment of discernment for the Archdiocese. Together we took time to pray, listen, reflect, and discern the themes that have emerged from the many submissions received. The outcomes of the day were then integrated into the final Diocesan Synthesis which has now been submitted to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. This in turn will become part of the National Synod Synthesis.
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this process – we received a high number of responses from groups and individuals, and are thankful to everyone who took the time to participate and contribute. We received submissions from parishes, community groups, social groups, workplaces, schools and more.
Download the Diocesan Synthesis here.