Synodal Process: We are a listening Church


Archdiocese Synod Synthesis Report

The Synod Synthesis Report for the Archdiocese of Seattle is now available and was submitted to the USCCB on June 30, 2022.  The eleven page report is a synthesis of findings from over 11,000 people who participated in the Synodal Process in the archdiocese.

Read the full report here (English)

Read the full report here (Spanish)

U.S. National Synthesis Report

Published by the USCCB in September 2022, the U.S. National Synthesis Report marks the completion of the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.  To read the report in English or Spanish, click here.



Nov-Dec 2021:  Coordinator training

Nov 2021-April 2022:  Listening sessions

April 10 to 30: Synod survey in English and Spanish

May 6, 2022:  Deadline for local listening summaries

June 18, 2022:  Closing Synod Mass as part of the Multicultural Corpus Christi Mass and Process. For more information, click here.

June 30: Archdiocesan summary due to USCCB

Sept 2022:  U.S. National Report published by the USCCB

Overview of the Synodal Process in the Archdiocese of Seattle. In EnglishIn Spanish 

Click here to read about the October 17 opening Mass of the Synodal Process in the Archdiocese of Seattle and Archbishop Etienne's homily.

Click here to learn more about the Synod from the Vatican.

Click here to go to the USCCB's Synodal web page.

“We will strive to hear from every member of the Church, especially those who often feel unheard and invisible. This is a time for all voices to be heard: men, women, young people, laity, clergy and religious, those who are active in the Church and those who for whatever reason have fallen away.”

~ Archbishop Etienne 


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