Launch of Synod in Cape Town

Archbishop Stephen Brislin launched the Synod in the Archdiocese of Cape Town at a Mass celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral 10.00 a.m. Sunday 17 October 2021.

Prayer for the Synod of Bishops – updated

As we anticipate the upcoming opening of the Synod of Bishops in October, please see this Synod prayer that could be used in parishes (as a conclusion to the intercessions).

Prayer in preparation for the Synod 2021-2023

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.

All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.