synod 2020 logoSYNOD PRAYER

Father, we thank you for the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus, your Son. We thank you for the gift of the Church, through which you show us that you are always with us and are always at work in our lives.

As we journey together to Synod 2020 help us to become the Church that you are calling us to be. May your Holy Spirit be powerfully at work among us. Strengthen each of us and guide Francis, our Pope and Malcolm, our Archbishop.

Help us to respond to the challenges of our times in new ways to bring your love to all our sisters and brothers. We make this prayer through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

AMEN

If you would like to send any comments to our SYNOD Rep please email  

Parish Proposals submitted to the SYNOD office

Click on the themes below to read our proposals

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) 

A NOTE FROM OUR PARISH SYNOD REP:  

SYNOD 2020 THEME 2: PROPOSALS AND AFFIRMATIONS – ST MARY’S RESPONSES:

We would like to invite you to consider this second 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 share with us the 5 Proposals and 2 Affirmations that you are most drawn to. Simply note these down on the form and return it to the Parish Office (or post in the marked box in Church) or email to

Proposal and Affirmations can be read by clicking here
The Response Form can be downloaded  by clicking here
 
If you have any problems completing the response form you can email your responses directly to  

A NOTE FROM OUR PARISH SYNOD REP:  

SYNOD 2020 THEME 1: PROPOSALS AND AFFIRMATIONS – ST MARY’S RESPONSES:

We would like to invite you to consider this first theme and read through the 34 Proposals and 13 Affirmations . Once you have read through these and taken some time to think about them, we would then like you to share with us the 5 Proposals and 2 Affirmations that you are most drawn to. Simply note these down on the form and return it to the Parish Office (or post in the marked box in Church) or email to

Proposal and Affirmations can be read by clicking here
The Response Form can be downloaded  by clicking here
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