Synod Updates: Learning, Listening, & Training Sessions

Interested in learning more about and participating in the Synod? Check out information and sign-up links here

(Sign-up link for all sessions is found at the bottom of the article.)

Listening Leader Training Sessions 
Facilitated by Dr. Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk and Fr. Glenn McDonald 

This 1.5 hour session is designed to provide locally identified Listening Leaders training on how to facilitate a listening session within their own respective parish/organization/community/ school division/group. 

  • Tuesday, February 22: 7 pm – 8:30 pm 
  • Tuesday, March 1: 7 pm – 8:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, March 2: 10 am – 11:30 am 

Local Coordinators Information Meeting 
Facilitated by Dr. Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk 

This 30-minute session is specifically designed to collaborate with identified local Synod Coordinators. Materials, dates, and other timelines are shared to ensure communication is timely and relevant. There will be an opportunity to discuss best practice and provide feedback on how we are spreading the word on the Synod. 

  • Tuesday, February 22: 8:30 pm – 9 pm 
  • Tuesday, March 1: 8:30 pm – 9 pm 
  • Wednesday, March 2: 11:30 am – 12 pm 

Learn About the Synod repeat sessions due to growing interest in the Synod 
Facilitated by Dr. Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk 

If you missed the information session in January, here is your chance to learn about the Synod and how to participate. This 2-hour session will provide you with all the information you need to actively engage in the Archdiocese of Edmonton Synod Listening Phase. 

  • Tuesday, February 22: 10 am – 12 noon 
  • Tuesday, March 1: 10 am – 12 noon 
  • Wednesday, March 2: 7 pm – 9 pm 

Participate in an Archdiocese Listening Session 
Facilitated by Dr.Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk and Fr. Glenn McDonald 

Here is your chance to participate in an actual Listening Session. Come prepared to join in a conversation that is rooted in prayerful discernment and inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Archdiocese of Edmonton welcomes your feedback on the Synod Questions. The list of questions will be sent to participants prior to the Zoom meeting to provide them an opportunity to prepare for the dialogue. 

  • Wednesday, February 23: 7 pm – 9 pm 
  • Thursday, February 24: 1 pm – 3 pm 
  • Friday, February 25: 10 am – 12 pm 
  • Saturday, February 26: 10 am – 12 pm 
  • Tuesday, March 29: 7 pm – 9 pm 
  • Wednesday, March 30: 7 pm – 9 pm 
  • Thursday, March 31: 1 pm – 3 pm 
  • Friday, April 1: 10 am – 12 pm 
  • Saturday, April 2: 10 am – 12 pm 

Synod Lunch Mondays 

Need help with the Synod Online Submission Platform? Have a question relating to the Synod? Would like to share feedback or an idea that has worked well in your parish, community, organization, school, etc.? Drop in “virtually” for a quick question or an opportunity to share and/or learn something new. 

Synod Lunch Mondays will be hosted by Eugenia on the following dates: 

  • Monday, February 28: 12 noon – 1 pm 
  • Monday, March 28: 12 noon – 1 pm 
  • Monday, April 4: 12 noon – 1 pm 
  • Monday, April 11: 12 noon – 1 pm 
  • Monday, April 25: 12 noon – 1 pm 

Please proceed to our website to self-register for these Zoom events at

You can also download this Synod postcard and share through print or social media.

Thank you for your engagement and commitment to our Synodal journey! 

Catholic Parish of the Holy Name