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DIOCESE OF GARY

SYNOD 2017

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations..."

"Evangelization is so necessary, urgent and primary that I ask each parish to include it in their synod plan in some fashion."

Most Rev. Donald J. Hying

SUCCESS STORIES!

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parish synod plans

ECCLESIAL AREAS

Bishop Donald J. Hying identified eight key areas of focus for our synod. These ecclesial areas intersect with one another yet are different enough to merit separate attention. Click each area below to find resources that will help your parish strengthen and grow.

EVANGELIZATION
EVANGELIZATION

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EVANGELIZATION

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SACRAMENTS, PRAYER & WORSHIP

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DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION

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DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION

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DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION
ECCLESIAL AREAS

Bishop Donald J. Hying identified eight key areas of focus for our synod. These ecclesial areas intersect with one another yet are different enough to merit separate attention. Click each area below to find resources that will help your parish strengthen and grow.

EVANGELIZATION
EVANGELIZATION

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font.

EVANGELIZATION

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SACRAMENTS, PRAYER & WORSHIP

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DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION

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DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION

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DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION
THINK TANK RESOURCES

Bishop Donald J. Hying identified eight key areas of focus for our synod. These ecclesial areas intersect with one another yet are different enough to merit separate attention. Click each area below to find resources that will help your parish strengthen and grow.

EVANGELIZATION

"The central mission of the Church is to proclaim the Gospel to every creature."

SACRAMENTS, PRAYER & WORSHIP

"At the core of our Catholic faith are the sacraments, those fundamental encounters of grace that sustain the life of Christ within us."

"An integrated, practical and encompassing knowledge of the Scriptures and the tradition, the creed  and the commandments, the basic teachings of the Church is necessary to live, profess and share all the richness of salvation that the Father has given us in Christ."

DISCIPLESHIP/ FORMATION
SOCIAL TEACHING

"A constitutive component of our faith is knowing and living out the social teachings of the Church."

"In our rapidly changing culture and our ever busier lifestyles, marriage and family life become ever more challenging." 

MARRIAGE & FAMILY

"Everyone recognizes the goodness, gifts and blessing that the young are for us. They are our greatest treasure and our hope for the future."

YOUNG CATHOLICS
STEWARDSHIP

"From the beginning, Christianity embraced the vision of a holistic stewardship, recognizing that all we possess is a gift from God and is meant to be shared with others for the building up of the Kingdom."

VOCATIONS & LEADERSHIP FORMATION

"Any organization which seeks to flourish must attend to the calling, development and sustaining of good leadership."

All quotes taken from Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, bishop, Diocese of Gary, pastoral letter issued 2/25/16.

Photos by staff of Northwest Indiana Catholic.

SPEAKERS

Click below for a list of topics and speakers your parish can use as resources.