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On Sunday 21st October, a pastoral letter about Synod 2020 from the Archbishop was read at all Masses. We were encouraged to pick up a leaflet from the back of the church - this gives a short timetable. In November and December this year, parishes and pastoral areas choose members of the Synod. But everyone is invited to take part so that the Archdiocese can agree on common goals and how to achieve these by a set of actions. So the members of the synod will spend time in coming months listening to parishioners and others and we will all be given the chance to reflect at various stages before the Synod opens in October 2020.
On Tuesday, 30th October, parishioners were invited to go to LACE for an open meeting with the Archbishop. Here is a report from one parishioner about the meeting.
Three members of the Parish along with Fr. John attended the open meeting at Lace. Fr. Matthew Nunes presented an overview of what the process would involve. This will take place over two years and will include the participation of the whole of the Archdiocese.
Each parish are asked to elect a representative by December 2018. Representatives will gather views of parishioners how they see the 'church' functioning in the future. The Synod itself will take place in October 2020 with 500 Synod Members, who will include
Clergy, Religious, Deacons and representatives of every parish .
The concerns, needs and reflections of parishioners will be re-presented to the Synod gathering. This is an opportunity for all parishioners to offer opinions and ideas and to pray that the Holy Spirit will be the guide of all that will take place.
Please watch the Parish newsletter and collect and read any leaflets that will be available in the future weeks.
CHILDREN IN NON-CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Catholic Parents living in St Paul’s & St Timothy’s Parish with children in School Year 4, who do not attend Catholic Schools, but would like their children prepared for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Please attend Meetings to be held in St Paul’s Church at 6:30pm on
Monday 26th November & Monday 3rd December
Exposition & rosary is now being DIScontinued
There will be no more Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from Monday to Friday starting at 8am from Monday, October 1st 2018. The Rosary will be not be said at 845am.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday at St Paul’s Church
Tuesday & Thursday at St Timothy’s Church
Volunteers are no longer required to sign up to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is not left alone during this period.
This section is being kept on the website for the moment, in case the new Parish Priest wants to restart this service.
Parish Trip to Pantasaph and Holywell
A Parish Day to Pantasaph Friary, visiting St Winefrides Well, Holywell en route which had been arranged for June 23rd has now been cancelled.
Apologies to everyone who put their names down on the list but the retreat day will now take place in the Autumn - details will appear on the Newsletter nearer to the new date
Cost per person will be around £13 and the coach leaves at 9:30am and returns for 5:30pm. There will be some free places for children.
The day will include time to explore the Padro Pio Peace Centre. Mass will be celebrated together before leaving for home. Everyone Welcome.