‘In creating the opportunity for listening and dialogue on the local level through this Synod, Pope Francis is calling the Church to rediscover its deeply synodal nature. This rediscovery of the synodal roots of the Church will involve a process of humbly learning together how God is calling us to be as the Church in the third millennium.’ Official Handbook, Section 1.1
We are all invited to take part in discussions which will contribute to the views of the Diocese, and the whole church, leading to the Synod of Bishops in October 2023.
The question we are asked to think about is:
To join the discussion, please do come along to one of our meetings. We’ll be having a number of meetings, some face to face and some on Zoom, some during the day and some in the evenings.
There’s an introductory video from Bishop Robert at https://youtu.be/SHR5nYJjH2g
Austen Ivereigh spoke to the Chaplaincy and the parish about Pope Francis’ Vision for a Synodal Church in June 2021. You can listen to his talk at https://youtu.be/S06cHBL9k90
Two talks from the Angelicum:
Professor Myriam Wijlens: ‘The Church of God is Convoked in Synod’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGAQNNheBZI&t=151s
Sr. Nathalie Becquart: ‘Primacy, Collegiality, Synodality’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irtfFUDKoak&t=26s
Fr. Timothy Ratcliffe OP
This homily for the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena in 2020, was mentioned at one of our meetings. fr. Timothy preaches about how St. Catherine spoke to the church with truth and love at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJon4ytGgY