July 14, 2024
News Nigeria


In the Spirit of the ongoing Process of the Synod on Synodality already declared by the Holy Father Pope Francis to run from the Year 2021-2023, the Priests, Religious and the representatives of the Lay Faithful of Oyo Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo gathered today Tuesday 8th February, 2022 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Cathedral, Asogo, Oyo for her Collaborative Meeting on Synod on Synodality.

The gathering was centred around the topic of discussion: The Process of the Synod on Synodality: A Collaborative Synthesis for an Effective Church. A paper was presented on the said topic by Rev. Fr. John Irekiigbe, the Oyo Diocesan Communications Director, who brought to clarification what the concepts of Synod and Synod on Synodality is all about, and how we can all together become a synodal Church through Participation, Communion and Mission. Rev. Sr. Consolata Famoyin, OSF was the moderator of the day.
After the paper presentation, the assembly was then broken into four groups for discussion on the following questions:
1. What is Synod on Synodality?

2. What are we doing already in the Catholic Diocese of Oyo that relate to the spirit of the Synod on Synodality?

3. What can we do more to improve on the Process of Synod on Synodality?

4. How can we implement the Diocesan Pastoral Plan (2020-2030) through the Process of the Synod on Synodality?

The grouping system gave every participant opportunity to speak out and express opinions. Reports were given by the secretary of every group for onward submission to the Diocesan Team for the Process of Synod on Synodality and individual contributions were made.
The participatory Consultations came to a close as all went back home better equipped than they came.
Present at the Consultations are: the Bishop, Most Rev. Emmanuel Badejo, the Dean of the Deanery, Rev. Fr. Boniface Wuraola, the Priests and Religious working in Oyo Deanery, the President and Secretary of the key organs in the Church (CMO, CWO and CYON) and two representatives from each Parish/Church in the Deanery.

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Jolasun

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