In 2016 we will be having a Synod within our diocese. The Synod will be on the Laity and the New Evangelisation. In order to prepare properly for this we are about to embark on a period of preparation.
During this period we are asked to do three things:
Our Lady of Paisley Icon will be visiting St John's Church, Barrhead from Thursday 19th November until Thursday 26th November. Please consult the parish bulletin or contact Fr Paul for more information Tel 0141 876 1553 Email: email@example.com web: www.stjohns-barrhead.org
This Saturday morning we are having a SYNOD family day in St Columba’s Church Hall, Renfrew. It is important that family members of all ages are given the opportunity to engage with the preparation process for the upcoming Diocesan Synod as the thoughts and opinions of all members of our diocesan family are greatly valued. As well as time spent with Bishop John as a family, there will be a music workshop/children's liturgy for our children and young people. The morning will conclude with a short family prayer service.
Girl Guides Advent Carol Service on Friday 4th December at 7.30pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral. Guides from Renfrewshire will participate in this event. We are delighted to welcome them to the Cathedral. All welcome.
Pilgrims gather in St Mirin's Hall for welcome & prayer; beginning their journey together to World Youth Day 2016. Places are still available for anyone wishing to sign up. Please see the link for details.
Its purpose is to help people to pray. It is part of the spiritual preparation for the Synod. The methods of prayer are diverse and so is hopefully everyone will find something useful within it. Prayer is essential for the success of the synod and for effectively living the synod’s themes. Therefore, this is a valuable tool. Also available to use on your tablets & phones...
Please everyone answer our three minute survey monkey on Families and the Church to help us in our Paisley synod consultation on the laity and new evangelisation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KL85RML