First report of the Synodal Process
First Phase : A time to “see”
Thanks to the collaboration of the generous people in the Archdiocese of Gatineau, nearly all of the parishes participated actively in this phase of the synodal process. Focus groups were held with targeted populations such as youth, young families, people in long-term care facilities, new immigrants, members of church movements, and those belonging to religious communities. Priests, pastoral associates and secretaries were consulted to see how the diocesan team can better help them in their mission. Please find below the report of this first phase, which describes our current situation and identifies issues and questions for the next phases.
In early December, a team from the diocese travelled throughout the diocese to meet delegates from each of the pastoral zones. During these meetings, we reviewed the parish reports to get an accurate picture of strengths and weaknesses of the parishes in each zone. We identified questions which we need to address together in this diocese. Participants were asked to share their ideas of what the next phase of the synodal process should look like. Please find below the reports of each of the pastoral zones of the diocese.