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 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
The four Synod Questions
After reading and reflecting on the four SYNOD questions we are asked to give our feedback. Go to www.synod2020.co.uk/ resources/survey
SYNOD 2020 what you need to know
SYNOD 2020 Process overview:
- Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 – time of prayer.
- 2018 – Sept 2019 - time of listening and discernment.
- Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 – themes to be developed into proposals to be voted on at the Synod in October 2020.
Each priest in active ministry will be a member and each parish will elect a SYNOD member. Our SYNOD member is Andy Finch
Each Pastoral Area will have and additional 8 members. All in all, the SYNOD will have 500 members with voting rights.
Members will be trained in discernment and go back to their parishes to listen to the concerns, needs, and reflections of their local community. From these conversations around the diocese, the themes of the Synod will emerge and Members will take these back to their local community where they will begin to be formulated into the concrete proposals that the Synod will vote upon.
The Pastoral Development Group have been looking at a Parish Synod member, a parish Synod Group and Pastoral Area Synod members. Please keep all this in your prayers.
SYNOD 2020 Where to find Information
As announced a couple of weeks back our SYNOD member is Andy Finch.