he annual Synod of the Diocese of Mid-America will be held September 6-7, 2019. The venue for this year’s synod is the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. Damazenod Dr., Belleville, Illinois 62223. The Synod will convene at 12:30 p.m. on September 6 and adjourn at 11:30 a.m. on September 7. Synod Registration Registration for the synod is accomplished by filling out the registration form and submitting it, along with the $65.00 registration fee, to the address on the registration form. All delegates, alternates, and observers are required to register. Registration fee includes dinner on Friday evening, followed by hospitality, and lunch on Saturday.  Breakfast is provided by the hotel Friday and Saturday morning.  Please select meal options on the registration form. The form for all lay delegates and alternates must be signed by the rector, vicar, or clerk of the vestry of the congregation to be represented. All clergymen, by virtue of their office, are delegates to synod.

Synod registration deadline is July 5, 2019.

Click here to access the fillable registration form.

Hotel Reservations The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows offers hotel accommodations on site. You may make your hotel reservation by contacting the Shrine Hotel at 618-397-1162 between now and August 4th. Rooms will be available for reservation from September 5 – 7 at a group rate discount of $85.73 per night (max four persons per room). Please identify yourself as a member of the Diocese of Mid- America group. Remaining rooms not booked will be returned to inventory on August 5th. Please call to make your reservation prior to that date. Each individual guest is responsible for their own hotel charge. The room is secured at the time of the reservation with a credit card, or full payment in advance via cash or check.

The Proposed Agenda may be accessed here.