Synod of Bishop on the Family

030615synodDear Friends in Christ,
I am writing to invite you to participate in the document on the Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World. The designated Lineamenta, is comprised of the Letter on the Family, and a series of questions in the concluding section of the document. As you know, this process began early last year and culminated in October 2014 with the preliminary deliberations of representatives from around the world in consultation with Pope Francis.
The first half of 2015 is intended to broaden the base of participation in the Church throughout the world by continuing the dialogue through the Lineamenta. By June of this year additional input will be integrated into the final version of the USCCB’s documentation that will go to Rome for this Fall’s Synod.
The survey is available in English and  Spanish on the Diocesan News section of our website, It would be better for us if you take the online version, but if you are unable to do so, you can print a PDF of the document and mail your responses to: Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Attn: Synod Survey, Box 2130, Jackson, MS 39225-2130. Mailed copies of the survey should arrive in the office by Monday, March 16. The online survey will close Monday, March 16 as well.
Thank you for your support on this important matter.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz