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Photos from the Pre-Synod Gathering, April 2004

Synod Delegates

Nearly 390 people attended the April 23 and 24 Pre-Synod Gathering sessions at St. Isidore Parish, Yuba City.

Synod Delegates

Facilitator Br. Loughlan Sofield engages the delegates as he speaks about the ideal qualities and attitudes of delegates: (1) to listen with understanding and empathy, (2) to be able to dialogue, and (3) to enter with mutual respect for all who participate in the Synod.

Synod Delegates

Delegates enjoy their lunch break on the beautiful grounds of St. Isidore parish. Their new parish hall was completed 9 months ago. Pastor Fr. Soria, staff and students of St. Isidore school extended generous hospitality to the hundreds of visitors over the two days.

Synod Delegates

Delegates were encouraged to get to know each other, acheive an "experience of church," and to learn and model collaboration.

Synod Delegates

Translation headsets were available and allowed for concurrent Spanish-language translation.

Synod Delegates

Delegates enjoy their lunch break.

Synod Delegates

Delegates are served a delicious lunch.

Synod Delegates

It was evident that the Synod will be a celebration of the diversity within the Diocese of Sacramento. People of many cultures and backgrounds gave testimony to the varying interests and needs.

   
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