The synodal process is for each and every one of us and I hope you will use the opportunities you are offered to listen and talk to each other. If you are asked to assist Ewa and Deirdre, please pray about it and consider the invitation carefully – it will involve a commitment.
Questions to consider:
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?
There will be opportunities to discuss these questions in the New Year, as the process will start when Ewa and Deirdre are commissioned on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord – 8th/9th
January. In the meanwhile, please use the prayer cards provided to pray at home as well as in Mass for the success of the synodal process.
We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
teach us the way we must go and how to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.