Synod 2023

SYNOD 2023 Pope Francis has asked the whole Catholic Church worldwide to engage in a process of discernment under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This process is called a synod. It involves everyone in the Church – clergy, religious, and lay Catholics, each participating according to the gifts and charisms of their vocation. Our next PPC meeting on Thursday 20th January will be focusing on our own Parish approach to Pope Francis’ invitation to journey together, listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the lives of the people we meet. We are currently exploring various ways in which we can engage with our wider Parish community, not just those who currently attend Mass, so that all are able to share their experience of the Church with us, including a possible on-line parish questionnaire. This will enable our parish to give a considered and unified response. In the meantime, the following Listening Events (both face to face and via Zoom), have been arranged by the Clifton Cathedral delegates: CLIFTON CATHEDRAL LISTENING EVENTS We aim to provide a range of events for you to choose from. The first three dates are consecutive and intended for you to attend all three if you can. The Saturday dates cover the same themes but over a three-hour period. The final three dates are consecutive but on Zoom. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings – 11th, 18th, 25th January: after Mass until 9pm in the Apostle Room; Saturday 15th January: after Mass until 1.30pm in the Apostle Room; Three consecutive Thursday evenings via Zoom – 13th, 20th, 27th January: 7.30pm – 9pm. To get your Zoom invitation, please register via Eventbrite at Saturday 22nd January: after Mass until 1.30pm. There will also be opportunities for you to share your views outside of these meetings by talking to the delegates, or by writing to them at