Although the diocesan phase has ended, Archbishop Hartmayer encourages parishes, schools and groups to continue to explore a synodal way of operating. The following resources were created for the diocesan phase, but can all be adapted to use in ongoing prayer-centered listening sessions. 

In this light, the objective of this diocesan phase is to consult the People of God so that the Synodal Process is carried out through listening to all the baptized … Together, all the baptised are the subject of the sensus fidelium, the living voice of the People of God.

Prayer-Centered Listening Sessions – Resources for Parishes, Schools and Groups

The Archdiocese of Atlanta is happy to offer these resources for parishes, schools and groups to use for the Synod. You may download and use any of these during your in-person or virtual listening sessions or post them to parish, school or group websites or social media accounts. More resources will be added as they are developed.

Facilitators/Parishes

The Archdiocese of Atlanta Synod Team has prepared a number of downloadable resources for parishes and facilitators to use in their own listening sessions. All leaders should start with the Synod Parish/Group Toolkit (see below), which is complemented by the Facilitator’s Guide and Participant’s Guide. These resources provide all the information needed to run a prayer-centered listening session. Additional resources are also included below for ease of printing/sharing. Feel free to download and share these before, during and after your local sessions. If you have any questions or would like to suggest more resources, use the form on the synod faq page to get in touch and someone from the team will respond.

Guides Downloadable by Language

The Synod team has prepared all the tools you may need for your listening session in a variety of languages. Select your language to access toolkits and the documents you may wish to print for your session. If you need resources in a language not offered here, contact Ashley Morris in the Office of Intercultural Ministry at amorris@archatl.com.

English

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Synod Parish Toolkit Download
Facilitator Guide Download
Participant Guide Download
Session Questions Download
Participant Ground Rules Download
Synod Survey in English Download
Spanish

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Recursos parroquiales Download
Guía para facilitadores Download
Guía para participantes Download
Reglas básicas para participantes y proceso para grupos pequeños Download
Mejores prácticas para el manejo de grupos pequeños Download
Synod Survey en Español Download
Creole

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Kit Referans pou Pawas Download
Gid pou Moderatè Download
Gid pou Patisipan Download
Prensip Kle pou Kominike ak Koute Yon Fason ki Efikas Download
Kesyon pou Sesyon Ekout yo Download
Sinòd Survey Download
Korean

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
사목구용 툴키트 Download
진행자 안내서 Download
참가자용 안내서 Download
참가자규칙과소그룹토론과정 Download
경청회용질문지 Download
Synod Survey in Korean Download
Portuguese

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Ferramentas para Paróquias Download
Guia de Facilitador Download
Guia de Participante Download
Regras para participantes & Processo em pequenos grupos Download
Questionamentos para Sessões de Escuta Download
Synod Survey in Portuguese Download
Vietnamese

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Bộ Công Cụ cho Giáo Xứ Download
Hướng Dẫn Điều Phối Viên Download
Hướng Dẫn Người Tham Dự Download
Quy Tắ c Cơ Bả n cho Người Tham Dự & Quy Trình Nhóm Nhỏ Download
Câu Hỏ i cho các Buổ i Lắ ng Nghe Download
Synod Survey in Vietnamese Download

Additional resources are also available in many languages on the Vatican’s Synod website.

Other Resources

Below are some videos you could share on your social media pages, during a session or in a parish email to help people prepare.

PowerPoints

We have prepared some ready-made Power Point slides you can use during your local listening sessions and have included presentations from the Vatican and the Archdiocese of Atlanta Synod team.

Participants

  • Prepare yourself with prayer and adoration. The Adsumus Prayer is a good place to start.
  • You may also be inspired by Archbishop Hartmayer’s homily from the Mass to open the Synod in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
  • Before you attend a listening session, it might be helpful to read this Participant Guide. Find them in multiple languages below.
  • In order to hear all the voices present, we ask that everyone follow these Participant Ground Rules. Find them in multiple languages below.
  • Parishes are invited to host ongoing local listening sessions. Contact your parish or school for a schedule.

Guides Downloadable by Language

English

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Participant Guide Download
Participant Ground Rules Download
Spanish

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Guía para participantes Download
Reglas básicas para participantes y proceso para grupos pequeños Download
Portuguese

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Guia de Participante Download
Regras para participantes & Processo em pequenos grupos Download
Vietnamese

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Hướng Dẫn Người Tham Dự Download
Quy Tắ c Cơ Bả n cho Người Tham Dự & Quy Trình Nhóm Nhỏ Download
Korean

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
참가자용 안내서 Download
참가자규칙과소그룹토론과정 Download
Creole

Download all the files by clicking on the group name or download the file you need through the file list.

File Action
Gid pou Patisipan Download
Prensip Kle pou Kominike ak Koute Yon Fason ki Efikas Download

The Synod team has prepared all the tools you may need for your listening session in a variety of languages. Select your language to access toolkits and the documents you may wish to print for your session. If you need resources in a language not offered here, contact Ashley Morris in the Office of Intercultural Ministry at amorris@archatl.com.

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