Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
SYNOD 2020 Process:
Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 – a time of prayer.
Oct 2018 – Sept 2019 - a time of listening and discernment.
Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 – themes to be developed into proposals to be voted on at the Synod in October 2020.
Each priest in active ministry will be a member and each parish will elect a SYNOD member. St Mary's SYNOD member is Pauline Volk.
Each Pastoral Area will have 8 members. All in all, the Synod will have 500 members with voting rights.
Members will be trained in discernment and go back to their parishes to listen to the concerns, needs, and reflections of their local community. From these conversations around the diocese, the themes of the Synod will emerge and Members will take these back to their local community where they will begin to be formulated into the concrete proposals that the Synod will vote upon.
The Pastoral Development Group have been looking at a Parish Synod member, a parish Synod Group and Pastoral Area Synod members. Please keep all this in your prayers.
SYNOD 2020 - where to find information
- SYNOD 2020 website https://synod2020.co.uk/
- Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SYNOD2020/
- Twitter account https://twitter.com/synod2020
- To sign up for the SYNOD Newsletter click here
Fr Michael's Paintings
Recently Fr Michael Henesy sold some of his paintings for Project Zimbabwe. He would like to continue to do this, and the pictures still left to purchase along with others that he completes will be posted on a dedicated page on the website, please click here. If you would like to buy a painting, or would like to see the original before deciding, please contact Fr Michael at the monastery: 0151 722 1108
Marriage Matters Reflection
A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for the Feast of the Epiphany
The Epiphany of the Lord (Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12)
Gifts to each other
Epiphany means manifestation or revealing. The Wise Men brought Jesus gifts: gold, revealing his kingship, frankincense his Priesthood and myrrh his dying. On our wedding day, and every day since, we have ‘gifted’ ourselves to each other, and to others, unwrapping daily the ‘gold’ of our love, the incense of our prayers, and the myrrh of our dying to self
The link to the website of the Catholic Church in England and Wales is:
This site provides access to some of the keynote speeches from the event.
Nugent charity shop needs donations!
The shop is one of the most popular charity shops in the area, with a lot of regular customers and have sold over 40,000 items so far this year and raised over £90,000 for our community services. Our stock is going so fast we can't keep up! You can drop goods off at the shop on Allerton Road, or we can collect from you. Our drivers collect on Thursdays, please call Jeanette to arrange a collection on 737 2951.
Archdiocesan Job Opportunties
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
World Meeting of Families Newsletter
The latest version of the newsletter can be read by clicking here.
St Wilfrid’s ‘Living Christ’ Retreat
Cathedral Volunteer Opportunity
The Cathedral is looking for a volunteer to work as secretary to the Education Service at the Cathedral. This involves a few hours each week liaising with schools and checking the Cathedral Diary. Anyone interested should contact Sean Murphy at.
They are looking at someone starting before the end of January and their present secretary would be available to induct a suitable applicant.
A signed Mass for the deaf community is held on the first Sunday of the month at Christ the KingChurch, Queens Drive at 4.30pm.