Eparchial Phase of Synod 2021-23 in Gorakhpur Eparchy
Gorakhpur : The eparchial phase of the Synod 2021-23 was inaugurated officially in the Eparchy of Gorakhpur on Sunday, 17th October in various mission stations and parishes. A symbolic candle was lit during the Holy Mass, to remind the faithful that the Eparchial family is in Synod from the day.
The eparchial Presbyterium appointed Fr. Rajesh P. as the contact person for the eparchial phase of the synod with Fr. Jerom, Fr. Santhosh, Fr. Benny Paul and Fr. Gregory as members of the core group. Sr. Salita, Sr. Ann Mary, Mr. Saji, Mr. Suraj Baelly, Mrs. Rosamma, Mr. Steve Ignatius and Ms. Roselin Kujur were also added to the core group and the team was finalized in a meeting with the bishop.
The team prepared a poster with the theme, logo and objectives of the synod to be displayed in the parishes and communities as a point of reference. A brochure also prepared and distributed to the mission stations with the prayer to the Holy Spirit for the success of the Synod to be recited every day during the Holy Mass.
A couple of meetings of the core team were conducted on the 21st October and the 1st November in order to understand the concept of the Synod in detail and then to prepare the roadmap for the eparchial phase of the synod. The eparchial phase of the synod will be organized at the parish and mission station levels for various categories of faithful, while the synodal consultation for the religious personnel will be conducted at zonal level.