Skip Navigation LinksSynod-2018


Diocese > Youth > Synod 2018

 Synod 2018 on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment


UPDATE:
March 24, 2018 - ​
Read the Final Document of the Pre-Synodal Meeting of Young People

Synod home page.jpg
Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of "Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment." It will be held in October 2018. "The theme, an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young, is consistent with the results of the recent Synod assemblies on the family and with the content of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Its aim is to accompany the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and with human beings, and actively participating in the edification of the Church and of society."

To view the Instrumentum Laboris for the 2018 Synod click here.


For more information please visit: http://www.usccb.org/about/bishops-and-dioceses/synod-of-bishops/synod-2018/index.cfm#anchor2

  Prayer For The Synod

​ Lord Jesus,
in journeying towards the Synod,
your Church turns her attention to all the young people in the world.
We pray that they might boldly
take charge of their lives,
aim for the most beautiful and profound things of life
and always keep their hearts unencumbered.

Accompanied by wise and generous guides,
help them respond to the call
you make to each of them,
to realize a proper plan of life
and achieve happiness.
Keep their hearts open to dreaming great dreams
and make them concerned for the good of others.

Like the Beloved Disciple,
may they stand at the foot of the Cross,
to receive your Mother as a gift from You.
May they be witnesses to your Resurrection
and be aware that you are at their side
as they joyously proclaim you as Lord.
Amen.

(Pope Francis)