Synod Sunday: preview

By Father Philip Inch & Father Matthew Nunes, Synod moderators

The weekend of 20/21 October sees the first of our annual Synod Sundays. This marks an important milestone on our journey to Synod 2020.

What to look out for:

• The Archbishop is writing a Pastoral Letter
• There will be a leaflet for everyone at Church providing many details about the Synod
• There will be special prayers and liturgy ideas for every parish to use on the day
• The Synod website will go live that weekend: www.synod2020.co.uk.

The Synod Office and the Synod coordinator, Matt Jeziorski, can be contacted on 0151 486 1206 or by emailing synod2020@rcaol.co.uk. Matt will be able to answer any questions about the Synod.

There is also an invitation to a series of open meetings across the Archdiocese so that anyone interested can learn about the Synod and how they have a vital role to play.

The open meetings will take place as follows:

Monday 29 October – 7.30pm-9pm at St Joseph’s, Penketh, WA5 2BB
Tuesday 30 October – 7.30pm-9pm at LACE, L17 1AA
Saturday 3 November – 10am-12noon at St John’s Mill, Isle of Man
Wednesday 7 November – 7.30pm-9pm at Holy Rosary, Aintree, L10 2LG
Thursday 8 November – 7.30pm-9pm at St Mary’s, Leyland, PR25 1PD

There is no need to book for any of these open meetings – just come along.

The invitation to be part of Synod 2020 is made to each and every person in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. At the heart of the Synod process lies this truth: ‘The Spirit of God is at work in the bishops, priests, deacons, religious and lay people of the Archdiocese.’

If we listen to the voice of the Spirit on our Synod journey then we will truly become the Church that God is calling us to be.

The Synod Sunday leaflet will also be going to every pupil in a Catholic school or college across the Archdiocese. This is so that all the families in our Church community can feel part of this exciting journey

Please keep Synod 2020 in your prayers.