Step One: Read or Listen To the Journey Together Narrative
What is the Journey Together Narrative?
Back in January through March of 2022, we participated in Pope Francis’ Synod process by launching Our Church, Our Voice. We asked all of you to fill out the survey, which was provided in your language. Then we conducted various listening sessions, where participants were asked to tell us their stories around these two questions:
1. What does walking together as members of the Cathedral parish mean to you?
2. What are the obstacles to walking together, and how is the Holy Spirit calling us to engage?
This entire process was first and foremost our response to the Pope’s invitation to hear from the people of God as part of the worldwide Synod for a Synodal Church. The Diocese of Grand Rapids Synod report from data provided by all the parishes in this diocese can be read at grdiocese.org.
The Paulist Fathers and the Pastoral Council saw the opportunity for the Cathedral parish to benefit from the listening process long-term in a way that moves our mission forward.
The Journey Together Narrative is the next step in fulfilling the call to be a listening Church that journeys together toward a common mission.
It is the story of what we heard.
Read or listen to the Journey Together Narrative in English
Read or listen to the Journey Together Narrative in Spanish
Read or listen to the Journey Together Narrative in Swahili