For a synodal Church
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A invitation to chat about the Synod - weekend of 11/12 December
We have an opportunity to come together in the Parish Centre over a cup of tea after 5.30pm Mass on 11th December, and after 9.30am and 11am Mass on 12th December, and have a chat and explore the process that we are now engaged in to provide our responses to the questions posed by Pope Francis. It will take about 30 minutes of your time and will be an opportunity for you to raise any questions. We hope to see you there!
St William's Parish Groups - 28 November 2021
Parish Groups information sheet
Parish Groups response record
7 November 2021
Austen Ivereigh, talks on The synod on synodality: why it matters
Parish Resources 31 October 2021
Synod 21-23 Parish leaflet
There is a brief explanation to the Synod here
Pastoral Letter on the Synod 10 Oct 21
The Synodal Process explained
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Support the Synod in Prayer
Other ways to support the Synod in prayer
The Vatican has launched a website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the success of the two-year process culminating in the 2023 synod on synodality.
At prayforthesynod.va, Catholics can find information in English, Spanish, and other languages about how to support the synod through prayer.
The Click To Pray app connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones — and will be another way to pray with others during the synodal process. The Click To Pray network has a website and is present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Full CNA news report here.
24 October 2021
Report on the Opening Liturgy in St Marie's Cathedral on 17 October
It was a joy to come together to begin our Synod journey. We listened to inspiring personal testimonies of individuals’ witness to faith. We received a candle to light, to represent the flame of the Holy Spirit when we meet in groups in due course. Our first meeting as representatives will take on 22nd October, after which we hope to have clarity as to how we move forward in our parish. Let us pray for the Holy Spirit to bring us wisdom and discernment as we meet together.
Unpacking the meaning of synodality
A 20 minute conversation from bishops’ conference.
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Resources for the Synodal Journey in the Diocese of Hallam
Synodal Smaller Steps
What are your experiences of ‘journeying together’ as Church in your diocese, your parish, for you personally? What joys, difficulties, wounds have you encountered?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through those experiences? And what steps is the Spirit inviting you to take in order for the Church to grow as a synodal Church?
Synod Working Group Meeting 1
Austen Ivereigh, talks on Pope Francis' vision for a synodal church.
As the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 Synod begins, Venezuelan theologian Rafael Luciani highlights the importance of this epochal event for the Church and the contribution of theologians. Read all here.
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