The Synodal Journey in the Diocese of Hallam – Archive
Approaches to the Synoldal Pathway
“As you know — it’s not a surprise — a synodal process is about to begin, a journey in which the whole Church is engaged around the theme: “For a…
For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission
For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission A two-year ‘synodal ’process is taking place in the Catholic Church from September 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering ofBishops in Rome in…
Synodal Pathway in Hallam: II Smaller Steps
Leaflet to Help in Synodal Conversations
Synod Responses Record Sheet (To Record Individual Parish Meetings)
Synod Responses Parish Summary (To Summarise All the Conversations in the Parish)
From parishes in the Diocese
Synod Leaflet from St William’s, Sheffield
Posters from St Marie’s Cathedral Parish
Parish Resource from Hathersage and Bamford Parishes
From outside the diocese
MBIT Mini-Series on Synodality
Synod Resourcese from the Archdiocese of Westminster
Synod Disability Resources from the Archdiocese of Newark USA
Leaders Resourcese from the Diocese of Motherwell, Scotland
Talking to a Spiritual Director/Accompanier might be helpful for you to talk over things related to your spiritual life, particularly those that may have arisen from the synodal process. Contact [email protected] for more information about talking to a Spiritual Director.
SYNOD IN HALLAM
The Synodal Journey
Diocese of Hallam
October 2021 to
in Parishes and Communities Across the
Diocese of Hallam
Pope Francis has asked every one of the People of God to let him know how things are for them in the Church. He believes we are all trying to journey together through life, finding ways to communicate the fundamental message of Jesus, to love one another, in how we live our lives and in our words. That is the meaning of the word “Synodal” – it means “journeying together”.
He has asked the Bishops of the world to ask you and then tell him. You can do this with other people in your parish; tell Bishop Ralph what you think between October 2021 to 7 March 2022.
Your parish will hold meetings so you can think together about what important things you need to say.
Bishop Ralph will collect your thoughts and take them to a meeting of the bishops of England and Wales. Some of our bishops will gather in Rome for a Synod (meeting) in 2023 to listen to what you are saying about our journeying together. Following this Pope Francis will write to the whole Church reflecting what has been discerned from this process.
The question Pope Francis is asking you to pray, listen and discern is this:
“How does this “journeying together” take place today on different levels (from the local to the universal one), allowing the Church to proclaim the Gospel?”
Leading to a Diocesan Pre-Synod Celebration Meeting
The Diocesan Pre-Synod Meeting is a big get-together to pray, to hear what’s been happening with the synod process in the diocese, and to hear what will be sent to Bishop Ralph as a record of our discussions.
The meeting will be on 26 March 10.30-2.30 at St Peter-in-Chains, Doncaster, and on-line.
Prayer, scripture reflection, sharing
Responses from across the diocese
Small groups, to reflect and discuss the responses
Shared lunch and liturgy
“How does this “journeying together” take place today on different levels (from the local to the universal one), allowing the Church to proclaim the Gospel?” and
“What steps is the Holy Spirit inviting us to take in order to grow as a synodal Church?”
Deacon Bill Burliegh’s Homily at the Launch of the Synod in St Mary’s and St Thomas More Parishes
Fr Paddy Walsh on the Synodal Process in St Vincent’s, Sheffield
Fr Tom Magill from the Diocese of Motherwell
Fr. Tom’s Sunday Gospel Reflection: John the Baptist and the Church of the margins