Synod and Synodality

The invitation to us in this weekends second reading (Philippians 2:1-11)  to "be united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind" is timely as the whole Church focuses on the Synod about to begin in Rome on the theme of 'Synodality' . What is synodality and why should we take note? You may have taken part in one of the listening sessions held around the diocese. These sessions were held to prepare for the Synod in Rome but also as an act of Synodality. Simply put Pope Francis wants the Church to become a 'Synodal Church, a Church that embraces and enacts the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and all of us - the Baptised people of God- to grow in communion with one another, to be open to participation in the Church and to be conscious of our  mission to proclaim the Joy of the Gospel. We could say that Synodality is way of being Church, journeying together and listening together to the Holy Spirit speaking through the whole People of God.

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