Sunday 13 February 2022 – Bulletin and Synod

The Bulletin for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) is to be found under Information>Weekly Bulletins or HERE

You can see that Lent is approaching on the year’s Liturgical Cycle, with Ash Wednesday on 2nd March. There are some suggestions in the Bulletin for you to plan what is best for you to enter this penitential season.

Another note is regarding Pope Francis’ Synod of Bishops to be held in October 2023. The theme of the synod is, Synodality: Communion, Participation , Mission. Pope Francis has invited every Christian (and others) to reflect on what church means to us and how it can better pursue the Mission entrusted to us all by Jesus. Submissions, either from groups or individuals, can be submitted online HERE , or at

From an article by Austen Ivereigh in Commonweal reporting on Pope Francis’ homily,

“He doled out some conciliar ecclesiology: the three keywords of this synod—communion, participation, and mission—are intrinsic to the Church regenerated by Vatican II, the first two reflecting the life of the Trinity, the third reflecting the apostolic commitment to today’s world that flows therefrom.”

“But then Francis leaned into one of the keywords in particular. Without participation, he said, synodality risks remaining abstract and “talk about communion remains a devout wish.” Without “real involvement”—turning up, speaking, being heard, acting—synodality stays on paper. Participation, he said, is a matter not of form but of faith. What happens at baptism is the conferral of “the equal dignity of the children of God.” Baptism therefore demands that we take part in the life and mission of the Church, in all the diversity of its charisms and ministries.”

We can and must Participate in the life of our Church, not leaving the stage for Others to make of it what they will. You can discuss what this might mean in the Comments section or by contacting Gerald on .

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