Blog post image

Synod Sunday

Friday the 19th of October

This weekend, 20 and 21 October, Synod Sunday is celebrated across the Archdiocese of Liverpool as we move into the next stage of our Synod 2020 Journey.

Archbishop Malcolm has issued a Pastoral Letter for Synod Sunday reflecting on the importance of listening in his role as Archbishop and how his decision to call a Synod is inspired by the need to hear the hopes, fears, and challenges faced by the members of our diocesan community. He goes on to say:

"I have decided to work in this way because we believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the bishops, priests and people of the Archdiocese. So, I need each one of you to play your part in our Synod process. Without you we will not hear the call of God guiding us and walking with us on our journey."

Parishes have also received a Liturgy Pack full of ideas for the weekend's liturgy together with various resources to highlight Synod Sunday with displays and decoration in church. There will be Synod 2020 leaflets given out in every church and school of the Archdiocese to ensure that as many people as possible will hear about our Synod journey and know how they can get involved.

Synod Sunday is about sharing the vision of Synod 2020 and you can hear more about that vision at a series of Open Meetings that are taking place around the Archdiocese in the coming weeks. The details are below - please make every effort to come to your nearest meeting (no booking necessary).

 Synod Open Meetings

 Monday 29 October - St Joseph's, Penketh, 7:30 - 9pm

 Tuesday 30 October - LACE, Liverpool, 7:30 - 9pm

 Saturday 3 November - St John's Mill, Isle of Man, 10am - 12pm

 Wednesday 7 November - Holy Rosary, Aintree, 7:30 - 9pm

 Thursday 8 November - St Mary's Church, Leyland, 7:30 - 9pm