The Synod on Synodality is a universal activity of the Catholic Church from 2021 to 2023. The consultation will begin with the diocesan phase; then, the continental phase will be from September 2022 to March 2023. The third, universal phase will start with the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission,” at the Vatican in October 2023.
The Archdiocese of San Fernando joins the whole Catholic Church in the diocesan phase of the Synod through “Mákiramdam”.
Mákiramdam is divided into three phases: Miaslagan, Mipasiknangan, Makiagum.
The Miaslagan phase will share the concept of Synodality, from history, the scripture, liturgy, theology, and how everyone can practice it. It will be a series of videos uploaded on the archdiocesan Facebook and Youtube accounts.
Mipasiknangan, the second activity, will be a series of focus group discussions in parishes, schools, organizations, and institutions where synod stewards or volunteers will lead a conversation for every one of us.
The second activity also involves the production of an archdiocesan live Facebook show, where Archbishop Lavarias will listen to various guests and discern together.
Lastly, in the last activity, Miabe, the archdiocese encourages all visual and music artists to share their gifts through a contest about their interpretation of Synodality.