1184 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 585-3300 Fax: (808) 521-8428
Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

Witness to Jesus

Synod 2018

Synod 2018

Preparing for the 2018 Synod on Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has called a gathering of bishops from across the world (called a Synod - see What is a Synod? below) to take place in October 2018 on the topic of Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, to discuss how the Catholic Church can better support young people in living their faith and discerning their mission in life. To help Pope Francis and the Bishops prepare for this Synod they are asking both Catholics and non-Catholics across the world to share their experience. Not only will your input help Pope Francis prepare for the Synod, it will also help our local Catholic Diocese of Honolulu to discern how we can better engage and support young people on their journey of faith.

Click on the picture that best fits your category to complete the survey. Thank you for your input and time.


What is a Synod?

A “Synod” is a gathering of Bishops throughout the world, called by the Pope, to reflect together on contemporary issues of faith and life. The word ‘Synod’ means “to walk together” as one Catholic (universal) Church. Beginning in 1967, after the Second Vatican Council, the Popes have desired to gather every few years with the Bishops across the world for consultation on a particular topic. In October 2018, the Synod will be on the topic of Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

In January, Pope Francis wrote a Letter to Young People and the Vatican released a Preparatory Document with questions for reflection, and asked that dioceses throughout the world answer these questions to provide feedback on their local experience. This feedback will be gathered from dioceses across the world and form the starting point for the Synod conversation in October 2018. We also hope that your feedback will help parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu discern how to better engage and support young people in their lifelong journey of faith.

Questions?  Contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 808-203-6763 or via email.