Survey for the Synod on Families

Holy See calls local bishops to respond to 2015 ordinary synod preparation document, questions

 

The Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen, seeks input from parishioners and clergy at a March 4 "Listening Session on the Lived Experience of Family Life," to be held in two times on the same day -- in English and Spanish -- at the diocesan pastoral center in Piscataway.  Volunteers also are needed to serve as moderators and scribes.

**REGISTER ONLINE TODAY**
or, if you cannot attend,
**SUBMIT ANSWERS ONLINE**

Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski invites all Catholics
of the Diocese of Metuchen to participate
in a March 4 "Listening Session" focused on
the lived experience of family life

In anticipation of the 2015 Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome this October 4-25, Pope Francis once again has asked Catholic Bishops worldwide for “broad consultation” on addressing contemporary family life issues as well as the Church’s role in the lived experience of family life.
The theme of the 2015 Synod is, “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.” Leaving it up to the local bishops to decide the best way to gather information and contribute to the greater discussion, the Holy See has asked each bishop to use as a guide the final document of the 2014 extraordinary synod as the preparatory document (or lineamenta) of the 2015 ordinary synod.  The original document includes 46 questions for consideration; the U.S. bishops must submit responses to the USCCB by March 20, 2015.
The Most Rev. Paul Gregory Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen, has decided the best way to approach answering this round of questions is to host a  “Listening Session on the Lived Experience of Family Life.” Offered in English and Spanish, the purpose of the listening session is to identify possible solutions to the various pastoral challenges of the family that were noted in the 2014 extraordinary synod.
All Catholic parishioners who reside in Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties are invited and encouraged to attend this interactive forum.  See details below.
In preparation for the
2015 Synod of Bishops on Family
with a focus on
“The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”
Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski
invites the faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen
to participate in a diocesan-sponsored
Listening Session
on the Lived Experience of Family Life
Wednesday, March 4, 2015*
1:30-4:00 PM –OR– 7:00-9:30 PM**
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center
146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Register online today.
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*SNOW DATE is Friday, March 6, 2015
**Please attend one of the two listening sessions offered on the same day.
Choose a time that works best for you.
Participants are asked to respond by Monday, March 2.
For more information, or to register online, 
visit http://diometuchen.org/bishop/survey-for-the-synod-on-families/ 
If you have questions, please contact the diocesan Chancery Office 
at chancellor@diometuchen.org or 732-562-2439.

In anticipation of the 2015 Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome this October 4-25, Pope Francis once again has asked Catholic Bishops worldwide for “broad consultation” on addressing contemporary family life issues as well as the Church’s role in the lived experience of family life.
The theme of the 2015 Synod is, “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.” Leaving it up to the local bishops to decide the best way to gather information and contribute to the greater discussion, the Holy See has asked each bishop to use as a guide the final document of the 2014 extraordinary synod as the preparatory document (or lineamenta) of the 2015 ordinary synod.  The original document includes 46 questions for consideration; the U.S. bishops must submit responses to the USCCB by March 20, 2015.
The Most Rev. Paul Gregory Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen, has decided the best way to approach answering this round of questions is to host a  “Listening Session on the Lived Experience of Family Life.” Offered twice on the same day, in English and Spanish, the purpose of the listening session is to identify possible solutions to the various pastoral challenges of the family that were noted in the 2014 extraordinary synod.
All Catholics who reside in Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties are invited and encouraged to attend this interactive forum.  Volunteers also are needed to serve as moderators and scribes. See event details below.  Register online today -- or submit answers online, if you cannot attend.  We want to hear from YOU! 

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In preparation for the
2015 Synod of Bishops on Family
with a focus on
“The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”
Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski
invites the faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen
to participate in a diocesan-sponsored

Listening Session
on the Lived Experience of Family Life
Wednesday, March 4, 2015*
1:30-4:00 PM –OR– 7:00-9:30 PM**
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center
146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Register online by Monday, March 2.
Submit answers online by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 6.

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Event Details:
*SNOW DATE is Friday, March 6, 2015
**Please attend one of the two listening sessions offered on the same day. Choose a time that works best for you.
For more information, please contact the diocesan Chancery Office at chancellor@diometuchen.org or 732-562-2439.

2015 Synod Preparatory Documents:
Dec 2014   Original Lineamenta Questions on “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church 
and Contemporary World” from the Synod Relatio Document
Dec 2014   Secretary General to the Episcopal Conferences' Letter Accompanying the Lineamenta