In October this year comes the Synod of Bishops on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World. The Lineamenta (guidelines) for the Synod have been published. They consist of the Final Report of the previous Synod and a series of 46 questions based upon it.
The Lineamenta can be seen by clicking on the Link below
1. What are your joys and hopes of marriage and family life today?
2. What are your struggles and fears of marriage and family life today?
3. How can we better understand marriage as a vocation?
4. How does your marriage enrich you?
5. How does your family life enrich those around you?
6. In what way, through the abiding presence of God, is your family salt of the earth and light of the world, and a place for handing on our faith?
(courtesy of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales)
The submissions of all the faithful are important for any synodal process.
Please submit any reflections/submissions you have concerning this to:
The Diocesan Chancellor, Diocesan Offices, Cathedral Precincts, Incle Street,
Paisley PA1 1HR
by Sunday 8th March.
Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio of Ireland is coming to Paisley Diocese to talk at Paisley’s Lenten Sunday Catechesis.
Bishop John Keenan said getting the New York prelate, who served in the Vatican Holy Office with Pope Benedict, to come was a big thrill for the diocese.....
From Bishop John:
Dear brothers and sisters. I am writing to you personally to invite you to our Diocesan Lent Catechesis in the Cathedral. This is my first big event of our Synod process for you and I hope you will come and join me in our Cathedral on the Sunday afternoons of Lent for it. I was thiking we could all see it as our Lenten discipline. Don’t give up chocolate this year, come to bishop John’s Catechesis. I have worked hard to get some of the best bishops in the British isles to come and give the talks and they are all booked. This six week series is a simple refresher course on the whole of the Catholic Faith so that you can leave knowing what Catholics believe andwhy they believe it. The talks end with Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and are from 2.00-4.00pm. I really think we can fill the Cathedral each week and show the strength of our diocesan faith. I know it is a sacrifice to come every Sunday but if you offer it up to Our Lord and Our Lady it will be very pleasing to them and they will send you and our diocese very many graces.
I am praying for all of you every day and know you are for me. God bless you all, especially in this coming season of grace.