Synod of Synodality

Synod of Synodality

Universal Catholic Church

During this time of the Synod, please see the various resources given by our Archdiocese.


Cardinal Tobin’s Synod Video Update

Cardinal Tobin provided this video update to Catholics of the Archdiocese of Newark reflecting on the final week of the Synod of Bishops: watch in English or Spanish. Please share these videos with your community.


Visit from Synod Undersecretary

Sister Nathalie Becquart, Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops, will reflect on the Synod’s Session One and discuss preparations for Session Two on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. Please read this flyer or click the button below to learn more and RSVP to Kate Dodds at 973-497-4250 or

Walking Together – Synod Zoom Sessions

The Synod on Synodality Session One will take place in Rome during the month of October, but our Holy Father Pope Francis has asked us all to pray for the intercession of the Holy Spirit during the synodal session. As a result, our Archdiocese will hold nights of prayer and teachings of themes every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm virtually via Zoom. You can find more information in the announcement below.

Synod Reflections from the Vatican

On Oct. 1, Cardinal Tobin and other bishops participating in the XVI General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops visited the Fraterna Domus retreat center to hear meditations from Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, Dominican Friar and former Master of the Order of Preachers. Now, Cardinal Tobin invites the faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark to watch/read these rich reflections. Please see below for both meditations.

Visit the Vatican News website for more videos and further Synod coverage in multiple languages. 

Cardinal Tobin’s Synod Video Message

Ahead of the upcoming Synod on Synodality Session One next month, Cardinal Tobin has shared message on what the gathering means and what conversations may take place. Please watch the video in English or Spanish with the buttons below. Thank you.