Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment

What is a Synod?

Pope Francis has called a gathering of bishops across the world (called a Synod) in October 2018 on the topic of Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, to discuss how the Catholic Church can better support young people in living their faith and discerning their mission in life.


Why does it matter?

To help Pope Francis and the Bishops prepare for this Synod they are asking both Catholics and non-Catholics across the world to share their experience.


Not only will your input help Pope Francis prepare for the Synod, it will also help our local Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to discern how we can better engage and support young people on their journey of faith.

Want to learn more?

The Vatican prepared a preparatory document that is guiding bishops, diocese, and the whole Church in the months leading up to the Synod on young people. Read to learn more about the synod, it's purpose, as well as wisdom on discernment for young people of today. PREPARATORY DOCUMENT