Join the discernment

We can walk together.

It is important to live this discernment together as a people

We welcome you to connect. To meet others who are feeling inspired to learn more, to pray together, and to make commitments of mutual responsibility and accountability. 

This summer over 70 people hosted house meetings, and reached over 1500 people. It began by joining welcome calls and inspiring one another to reach out and grow the conversation. 

We know that is just the beginning. We trust that together we can continue to serve the Church and together, we can share the hope. 

Email our Deputy Director of Engagement, Lisa Amman to take the first step along the path.

If you’re interested in learning more about our synod animators cohort. Visit this page and sign up for one of the upcoming Q&A sessions.  

We can’t wait to meet you!

The feeling of being part of a people can only be recovered in the same way as it was forged: in shared struggle and hardship. The people is always the fruit of a synthesis, of an encounter, of a fusion of disparate elements that generates a whole which is greater than its parts. A people may have profound disagreements and differences, but they can walk together inspired by shared goals, and so create a future. Classically, a people gathers itself in assemblies and organizes. It shares experiences and hopes, and it hears the call of a common destiny.”

Pope Francis, Let us Dream

Joining a Welcome Call on Zoom is like walking into a church and being greeted by a friendly face who wants to help you find your seat and introduce you to a few others. Come with your camera on, ready to learn about the project and to explore ways to participate and invite others into this discernment through house meetings and parish dialogues.

No worries! Drop us a line, and we’ll connect with you at another time.

To commit to hold sacred space, to listen, to encounter each other’s stories and hopes, and to bear witness. We personally engage in the discernment and also invite others into it. We slowly grow and build and deepen a collective, which can be a source of renewal to become a people, walking together

  • To join a welcome call and get started on the path.
  • To sign up for a virtual or in-person house meeting, as we seek to listen widely and deeply.
  • To host such a gathering, if you are inspired and interested! (We will offer support.)
  • To welcome others to join the discernment.
  • To accompany others as they grow in leadership and gather others into participation.
  • To witness publicly on the website as an endorser, by sharing your hopes and prayers, or as a witness.


Take our discernment survey to help clarify where your gifts and interests can connect with the life of the Discerning Deacons project.

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