We, the Catholic Christian Community of Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village, united as disciples of Jesus under the patronage of Mary, being blessed with our rich diversity, seek to be guided by love, supported by prayer, strengthened by faith and encouraged by God’s trust in us.
We are a giving family who hope through our personal relationship with God to advance in the teachings of Jesus Christ by our service to others, with the goal of fostering a greater understanding of the Gospel, and the eagerness to live it.
Recently, Pope Francis announced that there would be a worldwide synod exploring ways in which the Universal Church can improve its ability to listen to the faithful. The theme for the synod is, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”
The Holy Spirit continues to guide the Church as He has guided her in the upper room at Pentecost. Pope Francis reminds us that we must continue to reflect on our life and mission so to better impact the world and increase our ability to encounter Christ.
The purpose of the synod is not to produce more documents. It is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be, to make people’s hope flourish, to stimulate trust, to bind up wounds, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to build bridges, to enlighten minds, warm hearts and restore strength to our hands for our common mission.
Listening creates space to hear the Holy Spirit and guides our aspirations for the Church of the Third Millennium.
To assist in this Synod Process, we have made the questions available in both English and Spanish in the links below.
YOUR PARTICIPATION AND INPUT IS A NECESSARY AND VITAL PIECE TO THIS PROCESS. WE WILL HAVE OUR LISTENING SESSIONS ON NOVEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 1, 2021 VIA ZOOM. PLEASE REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/LourdesSynod TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS IMPORTANT EVENT.
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