Pope Francis has asked the whole Catholic Church throughout the world to engage in the process of taking part in a Universal Synod. As with our own Synod, this universal synod involves everyone, including lay people, religious and clergy. As an Archdiocese we are providing opportunities to participate, albeit in a somewhat lighter way, than in our own recent Synod 2020 listening and discussion process. Resources and submissions are available online from now until Thursday March 10th 2022. The submissions received for the Universal Synod will be combined with those from Synod 2020 and will form our Archdiocesan response.
The preferred method of submitting responses is online www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/synod2023
The many ideas raised at the Archdiocesan Synod have been recognised. The next stage is for a writing group to gather and try to present what has emerged in a way that we can put into place and make a difference. The Archbishop and his Council will review the Plan and, with the Pastoral Plan Group, will work out how to rollout the Plan towards sharing it with the rest of the Archdiocese at the end of November.
For the response to several queries regarding the Archdiocesan Synod and its recommendations, please refer to https://www.synod2020recommendations.org.uk/faqs