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This Saturday, 19 June 2021, marks an historic moment in the history of the Archdiocese of Liverpool when the first Synod to be held since 1955 will meet to vote on 19 recommendations which will determine a Pastoral Plan for the future of the archdiocese.
Due to social distancing regulations and in the interest of safety the meeting will be held on zoom.
The following day, Sunday 20 June, the Archbishop of Liverpool, The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving following the Synod in Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King at 3.00pm.
Preparations for the Synod began almost four years ago with members from across the archdiocese - following parish and group meetings, prayer, reflection and discernment the 19 recommendations to be voted on were published in March 2021.
They cover every aspect of Church life including lay and ordained ministry, evangelisation, inclusivity, ecumenism, young people, faith formation and adult education, Catholic schools, spiritual formation, liturgy and the sacraments, Catholic social teaching and creation care, community building, communications and media, governance, property and the Church in today's world. Full details can be found on the Synod website at www.synod2020recommendations.org.uk/
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon said: “There is clear duty on us to discern carefully together what the Spirit is saying to the Church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool and agree on common goals and actions for the coming years”.
When the Synod members gather on zoom from 10.30 am until 4.00 pm on Saturday, 19 June (with a break for voting and for lunch) after a time of prayer they will be invited to make known the preferences they have been reflecting on since the recommendations were published. This will be the culmination of almost four years of planning, preparing and working.