Here in Southwark we will be holding consultation and listening sessions to gather perspectives that we will use in preparing a report for Rome to be delivered by next April. Following this long process of listening, the Pope will convene the synod of bishops in Rome in October 2023.
What Pope Francis is calling “the synodal path” is a journey of prayer and reflection. In this coming year, he is asking each of us to think about our relationship with Our Lord Jesus, our communion with Him in His church, and how we participate in His mission.
As a parish we will come together to reflect and respond to the Holy Father’s request. In unity with Archbishop John and our Diocesan family we will hold a meeting in the very near future. We hope you will be able to attend.
Every parish has been asked to send at least two Delegates for meetings with Archbishop John and his team. I’m pleased to announce that Paul Carter and Fred Mendonça have agreed to take on this role.