Over 80 parishioners from over 30 parishes across the Archdiocese have stepped up as representatives in this historic Synod. They started a programme of training this week with an introductory talk on what is meant by a ‘synod’, the synodal process, the timeline, and the role of parish representatives. In their second session next week, they will look at how to organise and run a parish meeting and how they might encourage prayerful listening and discernment. The synodal process is for each and every one of us and we hope we will use the opportunities we are offered to listen to each other.
Questions to think about: How do we journey together, listen to each other? To the Holy Spirit? What is your dream for the Church, your parish, so that it becomes more missionary, more outward looking?