Holiness Pope Francis will convene the XV Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops in October 2018 on the theme Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. In preparation for the Synod, the Vatican is offering an opportunity for every young person in the world (Catholic or otherwise) to share their thoughts directly with Pope Francis. Pope Francis wrote a letter to all of the young people of the world here, which encourages them to let their voice be heard. To assist with this, the Vatican has set up an online survey which can be found here (you may need to select the English version on the upper right of the page). Or copy the following link: https://survey-synod2018.glauco.it/limesurvey/index.php/147718
A second part of the Synod process will include an opportunity for young people (16-29 years old) of the Diocese of Arlington to speak directly to Bishop Burbidge about their faith lives and the joys and challenges of living their faith and discerning their vocation within the Church. Events to facilitate this interaction will take place closer to the dates of the Synod in 2018. Click here to check the Diocese’s website for updated event information.