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Diocese of Albany Announces Synod Listening Sessions

March 7, 2022

The Diocese of Albany is launching a series of regional listening sessions to continue the dialog on Pope Francis’ global “Synod on Synodality.” The Holy Father invited the entire Catholic Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” 

The listening sessions will take place at a central location within each of the diocese's seven vicariates. They will be led by a facilitator who will use universal questions to drive discussion, and will allow for small group breakout sessions. Our first Synod listening session will be Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Our Light Church in Loudonville. 

“The synod is a way of being church, primarily by listening,” said Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. “We want to listen to the Holy Spirit prayerfully. We want to listen to God’s voice.” 


Dates and locations of each Vicariate Synod Listening Session is as follows:


Wednesday, March 9 – Beverwyck:  Christ our Light in Loudonville 



Tuesday, April 19 – Leatherstocking:  St. Mary’s in Oneonta 

Wednesday, April 20 – Mohawk Valley:   Holy Trinity in Johnstown



Thursday, May 19 – Twin Rivers:  Immaculate Conception in Glenville 

Tuesday, May 24 – Hudson Valley:  Holy Trinity in Hudson



Wednesday, June 1 – Taconic:   St. Michael the Archangel in Troy

Tuesday, June 28 – Adirondack:  Our Lady of the Annunciation in Queensbury 


The synod began in October 2021 and will conclude in 2023.  Updates will be made on our Diocesan Synod Webpage at https://www.rcda.org/synod.