This week all parishes within the diocese are being asked to reflect on the topic of Marriage and Family Life in preparation for the Synod to be held later this year in Rome. The Bishops Conference of England and Wales recently published online materials to help Catholics in England and Wales reflect on the topic. Entitled “The Call, The Journey and The Mission” we are invited to reflect upon a number of key questions and the ‘Credo’ of what we believe about Marriage and Family Life as a Church.
To aid this process Archbishop George in co-ordination with the diocesan Family Life Commission have produced a leaflet and prayer card that is being made available from this weekend and over the course of the next week. The faithful are asked to take a leaflet and card each as part of their Lenten Reflections and make response to help formulate the Catholic Church of England and Wales response to be carried to Rome in time for the Synod.
The leaflet and card is to be made available to the wider Catholic family after half term within our Catholic Secondary Schools and Colleges to gauge as wide a response as possible.