SYNOD 2020

Synod 2020 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



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What is Synod 2020

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool has called for a meeting of people, priests, deacons, religious and bishops of the Archdiocese. The Synod will take place in October 2020. Our parish will have 4 representatives. Before the Synod, our representatives will be organising meetings to which everyone in the parish will be invited to have their say about various challenges.

Have a look at the website set up by the Archdiocese of Liverpool for more details.

 

latest News

In the week ending on February 17th, the four members of St Paul’s and St Timothy’s took part in the  initial meeting of Synod members at LACE. The talks were varied: Synods and the Church under Pope Francis (Fr Eamonn Mulcahy), the Church in England and Wales in the 21st Century (Professor Stephen Bullivant) and Canon Chris   Fallon (our neighbour in St Teresa’s).

The next stage will be sessions for Listening and Discernment Preparation at a variety of venues during March and April. After that there will be more local involvement.


 On Sunday 3rd February at 3pm, the Archbishop of Liverpool inaugurated Synod 2020. The 500 members of the Synod (including 4 from our parish , Fr John Southworth, Fr John Meehan, Marion Simonet and Mark Thompson) were present to make their profession of faith and to hear the archbishop send them out to undertake their tasks.

Synod 2020 Hymn

Together on the Road with the Lord

Mike Anderson

v.1 They were together on the road with the Lord but they didn't understand

But they walked with their Lord as he spoke of love, abundant love they couldn't comprehend.

But as he broke the bread, they recognised their Lord!

REFRAIN Together on the road with the Lord, together on the road with the Lord,

 together on the road to build a world where every one is free!

  Together on the road with the Lord, together on the road with the Lord,

together on the road to be the Church he founded us to be!

v.2 They were together on the road with the Lord but they didn't understand

But their hearts burned within as he spoke of death, a sacrifice they couldn’t comprehend.

But as he broke the bread, they recognised their Lord!

REFRAIN Together…..

v.3   We are together on the road with the Lord and we may not understand.

But he walks with us now as he calls us, too, to be the Church he founded us to be.

And in a still small voice, he whispers words of love!

And we will listen, and we will learn, and we will pray, we will discern!

REFRAIN Together…..