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SYNOD 2020

synod 2020 logoSYNOD PRAYER

Father, we thank you for the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus, your Son. We thank you for the gift of the Church, through which you show us that you are always with us and are always at work in our lives.

As we journey together to Synod 2020 help us to become the Church that you are calling us to be. May your Holy Spirit be powerfully at work among us. Strengthen each of us and guide Francis, our Pope and Malcolm, our Archbishop.

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.

AMEN

Where you can find out more :

SYNOD  Website :  www.synod2020.co.uk 

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SYNOD 2020 NEXT STEPS:

At the end of September, all the Synod Members gathered at ‘The Edge’ in Wigan to receive the report from the listening stage of our Synod journey and hear the announcement of the four themes that have emerged from all the listening that took place from February to July.

Over 20,000 people took part in the listening- in parishes, schools, online and in focus groups. All this information was read and sent to Hope University and under the guidance of Fr Peter McGrail was presented to the Synod working party in August and after 3 days of prayer and discernment four themes emerged.

You can read the full report (130 pages) on the Synod website: https://synod2020.co.uk/news/post?id=41

These four themes will give us all the opportunity to listen some more, reflect  and then make proposals for action for the Synod, which will be voted on and guide the Archbishop in writing a Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese.

The four themes are

  • All called and gifted by God
  • Sharing the mission of Jesus
  • How we pray together
  • Building Community, nurturing belonging.

This weekend you will receive a Synod Sunday leaflet and please take a Synod prayer card if you didn’t get one last weekend.

SYNOD SUNDAY

Between February and July 20,000 people took part in the 'Listening phase of the SYNOD' The  responses were collates by Hope and a 133 page report produced.

To access the report please click here

SYNOD 2020

synod 2020 logoThe 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.

SYNOD2020 Talks

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

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All are welcome. Please encourage others to attend what promises to be an inspirational and enriching series.

synod 2020 logoAt 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.org.uk, email the parish office or hand your comments into the office, or complete one of the the online SYNOD questionnaires  CLICK HERE  if you .are over 18, and CLICK HERE if you are under 18. 

Please submit your comments by 24th June 2019 - thank you. 

 

synod 2020 logoSYNOD:

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.

 synod 2020 logoSynod 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

Looking Back at the First Diocesan Synod.


Archbishop Malcolm on SYNOD and Faith in Action Awards

synod 2020 logoThe Archdiocese has released a video of the highlights of the Opening ceremony

Please visit the SYNOD website to complete the SYNOD2020 questionnaire: click here

 

 

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