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Our Diocesan Synod 2023 (January 27-29) is centered in the Eucharist, the summit of our Christian prayer. In the Real of Presence of Christ, we are nourished and strengthened as a Church, the Body of Christ, to be ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, and APOSTOLIC. With this in mind, we invoke the power of the Holy Spirit to guide our diocesan Synod by praying a Novena as one diocese.

Our Diocesan Novena for our Synod will happen on nine consecutive Sundays, the Day of the Lord. It will commence on this Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022, and conclude on January 29, 2023.

God our Father,

with trust in your love and mercy

we commend our Synod into your hands.

Be with us and guide our synod process

with the grace of Your Holy Spirit.

Give us all the wisdom and the courage to respond in new ways

to the challenges we face and to the needs of our sisters and brothers,

so that we may become ever closer to Jesus your Son,

in whose Body the Church, he has called us to be.

We make our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Patron of our Diocese, pray for us.

Saint Clare, Intercessor of our Valley, pray for us.

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