The entire Catholic Church is called to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops! This Synod is entitled: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.”

Pope Francis has called the entire People of God to journey together. This Synod is not just another meeting with oral presentations and written reports. This Synod is a process of journeying together by listening, dialoguing, praying, discerning and making decisions together for the purpose of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis is asking each local diocese to gather – clergy, religious and laity together- to listen to each other. The “goal” of this journeying together is not to create a new vision or pastoral plan with objectives. Rather, the goal of our journeying together is to be present with one another, to listen and learn with each other, and to grow closer to the Lord and His Church.

UMD will be hosting a listening session for our community Saturday April 2, 2022. The session will include times for discussion and prayer.  All are welcome to join us from 6:30pm-9:30pm including students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Catholic Student Center. Light refreshments will be offered and we ask that you pre-register for the event via the form below. Spots are limited so register now! 

Please contact our campus minister, MJ Acevedo at, with any questions you may have!