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JST-SCU Synodal Journey Events


Toward A Humble, Prayerful, Listening Church

The theme of “synodality,” implies a common space of listening, dialogue, and prayerful discernment. It is a new way of being Church. Time and again, Pope Francis has reminded us that the most important protagonist in this synodal journey is the Holy Spirit, just as the most important disposition is a prayerful and respectful openness to what the Spirit is saying to the Church as a global community of discernment. Toward this end, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is facilitating a series of synod-inspired conversations and events in partnership with our students, faculty, staff, and broader communities. Join us as we ask the Spirit to form us into a prayerful, humble, and listening Church.

Upcoming Event Spotlight

  • 5/2-3 | Women and Synodality: Where Can We Go From Here? | A gathering that makes space for imagining the role of women in the future of the global Church. With keynotes and interactive break-out sessions, the event provides an opportunity for listening, dialogue, and building synodal bridges. Due to limited space, we encourage prompt registration for those interested in attending. | In-person

Synodal Moments

In partnership with Santa Clara University's Division of Mission and Ministry, we are hosting a series of "synodal moments" that provide space for dialogue on important issues in the life of the Church. Each of these events will be a live webinar. 

JST-SCU Hosted Events

Community Parntnership Events

  • 2/1 | 6:30pm | At the Santa Maria Parish Hall | Bringing the Synod Home | In partnership with the Diocese of Oakland | With Dean Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
  • 2/10 |9:30am-2:50pm | Parish Conference on Synodality | In partnership with Mary Magdalene Church, Berkeley, CA | With Dean Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
  • 2/14 | 12-2pm | "Conversations on the Synod on Synodality" | In partnership with Sacred Heart Jesuit Community, Los Gatos, CA | With Dean Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
  • 2/24 | 11am-2pm | "Conversations on the Synod on Synodality" | In partnership Colombiere Jesuit Health Care Community, Detroit, MI | With Dean Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
  • 2/28 | 7PM | “Reflections on the Synod on Synodality” | In partnership with St. Agnes Parish, San Francisco | With Dean Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
  • 3/22 | 10-11:45am | "Reflection on the Synthesis Report: A Synodal approach to formation" | In partnership Diocese of San Bernardino, CA | With Dean Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.

Event Recordings

  • 1/23 | 4:30PM | The Future of a Listening Church: A Conversation with Dean Orobator, S.J. | In partnership with the Division of Mission and Ministry | In-person | Watch recording