Help us to respond to the challenges of our times in new ways to bring your love to all our sisters and brothers. We make this prayer through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Where you can find out more :
SYNOD Website : www.synod2020.co.uk
Facebook : www.facebook.com/SYNOD2020/
Twitter : Follow synod2020
The collated parish SYNOD responses have been submitted to the Archdiocese. Thank you to all those who submitted responses.
Hope University is analysing all the data for the SYNOD working party. The working party comprises the SYNOD Moderators (Fr Philip Inch, Fr Matthew Nunes), Mrs Maureen Knight, (Pastoral Formation) Mrs Debbie Reynolds (SFX pastoral worker), Sr Rachel Duffy FCJ, (religious) Miss Kate Wilkinson (school chaplain), Fr Mark Beattie, Fr Stephen Pritchard and Fr Dominic Curran (Parish Priests).
The working party will meet from the 15th-17th August under the guidance of Fr Eamonn from the Limerick Diocese. Fr Peter McGrail will present the data from the listening process and after a period of discernment, it is hoped themes will emerge which will indicate the way forward.
The SYNOD members will be presented with the these at the September SYNOD 2020 gatherings, and presented to the Archdiocese in October on ‘SYNOD Sunday’. There will then be a further listening process.
It is asked that we pray for the SYNOD journey and especially for the meeting of the working party that takes places between the 15th to 17th August.
As we move towards the next phase of our Synod journey a series of talks that will help us to better understand some of the pressing concerns of the Church has been announced.
The first talk “The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church by Fr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ will take place on Monday 7 October.
An optional night prayer follows at 9.00pm. Each talk includes time for questions
All are welcome. Please encourage others to attend what promises to be an inspirational and enriching series.
At Mass on the 26th May 2019 our SYNOD Reps Andy and John gave us an overview and invited us to come along to one of two listening sessions.
Session1 Friday 21st June at 8.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall
Session 2 Saturday 22nd June at 10.30am in the Fisher More Hall
Please make every effort to come to one of the sessions.
To help you prepare for the meetings Andy has prepared a document containing the SYNOD questions and reflections. CLICK HERE to download it.
If you cannot attend either session, you can email our dedicated address BE.synodvoice@bishopeton.
Please submit your comments by 24th June 2019 - thank you.
Andrew Finch and John Harris plan to share some thoughts with you at the end of the Masses this weekend.
The SYNOD organisers have produced a prayer book which all the SYNOD delegates have been sent. It has been made available to all for use in private prayer, meetings and gatherings in the Archdiocese.
The SYNOD reflection for the sixth Sunday in Easter can be found by clicking here.
The SYNOD2020 team has produced a series of Easter Reflections that introduce the Synod questions. Why not use them over the next few weeks.
Third Sunday of Easter (5 May): Breakfast on the Shore
Fourth Sunday of Easter (12 May): I know my sheep and they follow me
Fifth Sunday of Easter (19 May): Love one another
Sixth Sunday of Easter (26 May): The Spirit will teach you everything
Synod 2020 - an Easter update
There are lots of things are going on in the diocese in preparation for Synod 2020. The Primary School heads in the Archdiocese have met and are coming up with creative ideas to involve schools.
Similarly, the Secondary school heads are involving young people.
The Priests are meeting over the next few months to listen to one another.
After Easter there will be times of listening in every parish. Watch out for news of what will be happening here. Don’t forget you can directly input in Synod by filling in the online questionnaire go to www.synod2020.co.uk
Archbishop Malcolm on SYNOD and Faith in Action Awards
Great interview from @The_Tablet with #Archbishop @malcolm_mcmahon @lpoolcatholic re @synod2020 also with some nice words about @cymfed Faith in Action award and the upcoming #Confirmation programme. pic.twitter.com/sZQUfrw8PK— Animate (@AnimateYouth) April 12, 2019
All the members of Synod 2020 have now experienced the first preparatory meeting. Fr Tim "can rarely remember a more wonderfully positive experience"
The three speakers were superb.
If you wish to share in the experience, you can read the programme for the day by clicking here.
and you can watch the videos of the talks below:
Input 1 - Synods and the Church under Pope Francis, Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSp
Input 2 - The Church in England & Wales in the 21st Century, Professor Stephen Bullivant
Input 3 - The Situation in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, Canon Chris Fallon
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