News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
As we begin the month of October, we take a significant step forward in our preparations for Synod 2020 with the publication of the Synod themes.
Our main feature expands on the four themes of ‘All called and gifted by God’; ‘Sharing the Mission of Jesus’; ‘How we pray together’ and ‘Building community, nurturing belonging’. We also give the arrangements for our second Synod Sunday which will take place on 13th October, the day of the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman. On that day the next stages of our Synod journey will be presented as we move forward to reflect on the themes and to make suggestions about proposals for action that could become part of what will be voted on in the Synod itself.
We also celebrate the appointment of Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald MAfr,as a Cardinal by Pope Francis. Archbishop Michael has been based at St Vincent de Paul in Liverpool for almost a year now and he is also a Synod 2020 member. We learn of his many years of work for inter-religious dialogue throughout the world. The Consistory will take place on Sunday 5th October in Rome and our congratulations, prayers and good wishes go with the Cardinal-elect.