At the beginning of this year the whole parish came together to discuss the synodal pathway. We have been responding to Bishop Alan’s request in his pastoral letter. This is an ongoing discernment that requires new energy, renewed efforts and some fresh vitality, in order to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the contemporary world. We have been trying to listen to the Holy Spirit and one another and discern what God’s will is for us. We have been praying our Synodal prayer at every Mass.
We stand before you, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in your name.
With you alone to guide us make yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; Do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path, nor partially influence our actions.
Let us find in you our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of you, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen
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