SYNOD Surveys

SYNOD SURVEYS 

Below you will find a letter from our Parish Synod Rep - Pauline Volk, which includes seven links and guidance on how to complete and return the seven questionnaires included in the survey. 

Thank you to those who have already responded to the Proposals and Affirmations using the original response forms. If parishioners do not wish to use the survey below, you can still use the original response forms to return your views. 

The most important thing is that we all respond one way or another, by either using the survey links below, or by using the early response forms. I will resend the response forms with Proposals and Affirmations in a separate e-mail, so as not to confuse things.

We hope you find the survey to be user friendly, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at:      You can also direct your enquiries to the parish email address.

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Advent Wreaths

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This beautiful Advent wreath was sent to us by Angela.  If you have a wreath you would like to share please send a photo to the parish office.

sick

Our parish SVP Conference was founded in 1902, so it is one of the oldest in England. One of several community events which the organises is the twice-yearly Mass for the sick and housebound. The latest one was held on Saturday, 3rd November this year.

The Conference currently serves over sixty parishioners. Many are simply lonely, but many are also sick. The twice-yearly Mass is now becoming a tradition. The Mass includes the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick. Father Tim is particularly welcoming to everyone and especially to those who may not be able regularly to get to church. He begins by drawing attention to the significance of the reconciliation at the beginning of the Mass and, during the anointing and the distribution of Holy Communion, the available priests will move among the congregation to reach those unable to come forward.

After the Mass a two-course meal is served in the parish centre, accompanied by some excellent wine. The whole occasion is not only a wonderfully prayerful occasion for the those who are sick or housebound, but it is a most enjoyable social occasion, which helps to bring members of the parish together. The event is organised and financed by the SVP, but parishioners and others of all ages work hard to set up the hall and provide and serve the meal.  After the meal, there is a raffle and the supply of prizes is so generous that everyone present is bound to win a prize!

Details of future Masses for the Sick will be found in the News Letters.  Anyone wishing to attend please call  Angela(428 9133) and we will have a meal for you and if required, help with transport.

Tony Gilbertson

SYNOD 2020 THEME 3: PROPOSALS AND AFFIRMATIONS – ST MARY’S RESPONSES:

We would like to invite you to consider this third theme and read through the proposals and affirmations . Once you have read through these and taken some time to think about them, we would then like you to either complete the appropriate survey click here for more details, or write down which 5 Proposals and 2 Affirmations you are most drawn to. Written submissions can be returned to the Parish Office (or post in the marked box in Church) or email to

Proposal and Affirmations can be read by clicking here

 

If you have any problems completing the response form you can email your responses directly to  

SYNOD 2020 THEME 4: PROPOSALS AND AFFIRMATIONS – ST MARY’S RESPONSES:

We would like to invite you to consider this fourth theme and read through the proposals and affirmations . Once you have read through these and taken some time to think about them, we would like you to either complete the appropriate survey click here for more details, or write down which 5 Proposals and 2 Affirmations you are most drawn to. Written submissions can be returned to the Parish Office (or post in the marked box in Church) or email to

Proposal and Affirmations can be read by clicking here

 

If you have any problems completing the response form you can email your responses directly to 

SYNOD SURVEYS 

Below you will find a letter from our Parish Synod Rep - Pauline Volk, which includes seven links and guidance on how to complete and return the seven questionnaires included in the survey. 

Thank you to those who have already responded to the Proposals and Affirmations using the original response forms. If parishioners do not wish to use the survey below, you can still use the original response forms to return your views. 

The most important thing is that we all respond one way or another, by either using the survey links below, or by using the early response forms. I will resend the response forms with Proposals and Affirmations in a separate e-mail, so as not to confuse things.

We hope you find the survey to be user friendly, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at:      You can also direct your enquiries to the parish email address.


Dear Parishioner,

Do you want to have a say in the shape of the future of the church in Liverpool? (because other people are having theirs!)


Next June, (2021) the Liverpool Archdiocese Synod will meet to vote on the proposals and affirmations of intent that will help us become the church we are called to be.


The affirmations and proposals are the fruit of contributions made by people from across the diocese, including our own parish. Our role as Synod members is to listen to the views and hopes of people in the parish to decide which of the 120 proposals and 40 affirmations will help us to become the church we are called to be.


Rather than asking you to tackle all 120 proposals and 40 affirmations at once, we have broken them into related topics. You may want to work through each of the 7 topic surveys between now and Dec.4th or may just want to choose topics you feel particularly strongly about.


Each survey takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.


To read and complete a questionnaire, simply click on the link next to the title, answer the questions and then click ‘submit’ at the end. PLEASE BE SURE TO ADD THE NAME OF YOUR PARISH.


The Surveys are:


(1) The changing roles of lay people and clergy https://forms.gle/txCPR3SkHXxfNem59

(2) Ongoing Faith formation https://forms.gle/7bAtbiVvEqWgMWoBA

(3) Prayer and liturgy https://forms.gle/8BiUff6PNQdE6KLy7

(4) Building community / serving the poor and vulnerable https://forms.gle/emSSh87ZpFv8EA7q8

(5) Reorganising parish and pastoral area structure for evangelisation and mission https://forms.gle/A9U2gAomo5fQjX8S8

(6) Children, young people and Catholic Schools https://forms.gle/ednxDdH3BrFbMVDY9

(7) The Church in the community https://forms.gle/XzmvQnHzhnLWdnMi9

Your answers are anonymous – we won’t even know your email address. We do, however, need to know your parish, (you are asked for it at the end of the survey),
If you know other people who want to contribute, please forward this letter.
We look forward to hearing your views.

Pauline Volk 

(St Mary’s Parish Synod Rep) 

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