More than 400 St. Thomas More parishioners and community members participated in the St. Thomas More Parish Assembly on December 4 to grow parish leadership and respond to the needs of the community.
The event organized with COPS/Metro was part of a worldwide call from Pope Francis to “journey together” through a synod process. Participants shared struggles like neighborhood crime, isolation, and living without a place to call “home,” and leaders called on those present to transform the church and act on their responsibility for all people within their parish boundaries.
Leaders held conversations over eight months with more than 250 parishioners, teachers, youth, and others around questions like “how do we ‘journey together’ and how can we better ‘journey together’ in the future?” and “how did the pandemic affect you and your family?”
[Photo Credit: Today's Catholic]
Building a Synodal Church — Unity, Communion, and Fraternity: St. Thomas More Parish-COPS/Metro Assembly, Today's Catholic [pdf]
Building the Post-Pandemic Church Lessons from the COPS/Metro St. Thomas More Parish Assembly [pdf]