1. 4 November, 2021: Induction on the Consultation Process
2. November 2021 to February 2022: Consultation with the People
3. 1 March, 2022: Submission of Consultation Reports
4. 14 -18 March, 2022: Diocesan Pastoral Council
5. 19 March, 2022: Closure of the Diocesan Discernment.
5th Diocesan Synod Implementation
The road map for the implementation of the 5th Diocesan Synod of Arua Diocese has been drawn effective January, 2022. There will be training of trainers (TOT) lasting for three days in the four vicariates of Arua Diocese. Home visits will be prepared with catechesis. Pastoral Coordinator of Arua Diocese, Rev. Fr. James Edema, is the Chairman of 5th Diocesan Synod Implementation Committee.
Bishop Sabino constitutes a team for Synodal Consultations
Following the call of the Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Francis, to constitute a Diocesan Team for consultations in preparation for the XVI Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, the Bishop of Arua Diocese has constituted a 24-member team for consultations at the Diocesan level. The Pastoral Coordinator of Arua Diocese, Rev. Fr. James Edema, has been appointed as the Chairman of the team. The Chairman will act as a point of reference and link with Uganda Episcopal Conference, and also mobilize other members of the team to accompany all the stages of the consultation process in the Diocese of Arua.
The theme for the XVI Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.” This synod on the synodal nature of the Church will run from October 2021 to October 2023.
The Table shows the past Synod Activities.
|2022||Fifth Diocesan Synod||............||Download the Pdf|
|2005||Fourth Diocesan Synod||Final Report and Five Year Pastoral Plan||Download the Pdf|
|1999||Third Diocesan Synod||Our Call to Forgiveness and Reconciliation||Download the Pdf|
|1994||Second Diocesan Synod||........||Download the Pdf|
|1991||First Diocesan Synod||A Local Church Living Committed to Christ||Download the Pdf|