Synod Facilitator Trainings Set for Feb. 19 and 26, 2022 - Archived

by Msgr. Robert Siler
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A training session for facilitators for the Synod on Synodality parish listening and discussion sessions will be offered in English on Saturday, February 19, from 9 to 10 30 a.m. via Zoom. The meeting is open also to those interested in learning more about the Synod, whether or not they have discerned a call to be a facilitator. The presenters are Doug Rich, Director of Schools and Parish Services for the diocese, and Gary Street, of the Diocesan Pastoral Council

A second English training session is planned for Saturday, February 26, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., presented by Doug Rich, following by a Spanish training session from 10:30 a.m. to noon by Diana Aparicio, Vice Chancellor of the diocese. To let them know you plan to attend, email them at or

The Zoom links provided below will be used presentations:

Click on the following links to view or download the presentations:

Facilitator Training PPT Yakima – Feb 18 2022 ENG (PDF)

Facilitator Training PPT Yakima – Feb 18 2022 ENG (PPT)

Facilitator Training PPT Yakima – Feb 18 2022 SPAN (PDF)

Facilitator Training PPT Yakima – Feb 18 2022 SPAN (PPT)

Pray for unity, pray for the synod

Heavenly Father,
as the Magi journeyed towards Bethlehem led by the star,
so by your heavenly light,
guide the Catholic Church to walk together with all Christians during this time of synod.
As the Magi were united in their worship of Christ,
lead us closer to your Son and so to one another,
so that we become a sign of the unity that you desire for your Church and the whole creation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Orar por la unidad, orar por el sínodo

Padre celestial,
como los Reyes Magos fueron a Belén guiados por la estrella,
que tu luz celestial guíe también a la Iglesia católica durante este tiempo sinodal,
para que camine junto con todos los cristianos.
Como los Reyes Magos estaban unidos en su adoración a Cristo,
acércanos a tu Hijo, para que estando más cerca unos de otros,
seamos un signo de la unidad que deseas para tu Iglesia y para toda la creación.
Te lo pedimos por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.