Resources for Synod Implementation

View or download any of the tools below. If you or your community needs assistance on anything related to Synod Implementation, we are blessed to have a Synod Implementation Coordinator whose job it is to help you! Contact Linda Chiupka at if you are looking for more resources, need some guidance on a particular issue, or if you'd need training sessions tailor-made for your community.


Disciples on the way  

Archbishop Gagnon's Post-Synodal Proclamation, Disciples on the Way (view or download)

"You will find here, a short summary of our Synod which began on Pentecost, 2016 and ended on Pentecost, 2018. Most importantly, this document, which is a post-synodal proclamation, will provide the reader with a clear reflection on what inspired the Synod and the fruits which have resulted." - from Disciples on the Way, page 3


Parish Guides

Parish Guide for the Universal Synod 2021-2023 | Word Version

Phase One Parish Guide for Synod Implementation (view or download) | Word Version

Revised Parish Pastoral Council Norms (effective September 1, 2021)

Readings List:

Disciples on the Way - A PowerPoint Summary

On Diocesan Synods (Pope Francis)

Evangelii Gaudium (Pope Francis)

Synod Communications Guidelines

Template for "Synod Story" (article) Submissions


Synod Documents

The Archbishop's Pastoral Letter on the Synod Theme: Disciples: Established, Anointed, and Sent in Christ

Key findings of our Synod: the 3 Overarching Themes and 42 Proposals

Focus Commission Reports (webpage)


Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina ("divine reading" in Latin) is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer, intended to promote communion with God and to increase knowledge of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word to be embraced. On March 3, 2019, through a Pastoral Letter, Archbishop Gagnon encouraged everyone in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg to incorporate lectio divina into their way of life - as individuals, as families, as groups, and as entire parish communities. Click here to view a conversation between Archbishop Gagnon and members of the National Week for Life and the Family (NWLF) committee on lectio divina.

Lectio Divina - A Way of Prayer for Pastoral Planning

Leading Lectio Divina - A Detailed Guide and Sample Prayers

Lectio Divina "essentials" for Families and Small Groups

Reflections on Lectio Divina

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