Following on from the opening by Pope Francis this coming weekend of the Synod For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission, Bishop Mark will be launching our Plymouth Diocesan phase on Sunday, 17th October with Mass in the Cathedral. The plan is to follow up soon after with an online gathering, but no details have yet been released.
The proposal is for this phase to take place in our parishes during the Season of Advent. Bishop Mark continues that “The aim is to foster as broad a consultation as possible, reaching out to integrate the voice of the poor and the excluded, and not only engaging those who have some role or responsibility within the local parish” Again, we don’t yet know what out parish plans are or who will be organising activities but will let readers know as soon as we find out.
The Diocesan website also has a set of Plymouth Diocesan “Frequently Asked Questions” with answers.
The Plymouth Diocesan web page on the Synod can be found here