FALL RIVER — The following is a list of Synodal events and news in parishes across the diocese:
• St. Ann Parish in Raynham hosted nearly 50 people for its first synodal gathering in February and is expecting a similar number tomorrow. The three-hour gatherings include individual witness, Mass and the opportunity for Confession.
The second session will have the synodal discussions take place in the context of a Lenten theme of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
• St. Mary Parish in Norton is conducting a parish-wide survey and convening the third in-person synod consultation this Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Father Tim Reis encouraged individuals age 11 and older to participate in the survey.
• Transfiguration of the Lord Parish in North Attleborough is holding listening sessions after all Masses this weekend — March 19 and 20 — at its three worship sites. Additional sessions are also being held after three daily Masses as well as a Zoom session on Thursday evening March 24.
•Stating that the goal of synodal consultations “is to prayerfully discuss what the Church is doing well and what the Church can improve upon,” synod ambassadors at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet are hosting a parish consultation on Saturday morning March 26 at the parish school gym.
• St. John the Evangelist Parish in Attleboro is in the midst of two weekends of “focus group” sessions following each of the weekend Masses. An additional evening session will be held on Thursday March 24. The invitation stressed that sessions are open to all ages, active parishioners, those who “may have fallen away from practicing your faith” and anyone in the greater Attleboro community.