Synod

Pope Francis says, “listening is an openness of heart which makes it possible for us to grow as God wants us to.”

This survey will help us to become the Church that we are called by God to be. Before you begin, pause and ask God to help you to listen with an open heart. 

This is not a commercial survey, this is an action of Synodality: the Church working together.

At the heart of this survey are four questions which begin from the truth that God speaks to us in our everyday lives and, as we reflect on our lives, we encounter Christ (c.f. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 8).

We are invited to think about what the Catholic Church is for. This will allow the Spirit of God to open our hearts so that, finally, we can reflect on the questions, issues, and topics that our Synod should make recommendations on.
Please make this prayer as you begin the Synod survey:
Father, I thank you for the love you have shown me in the gift of Jesus, your Son.
I thank you for the gift of the Church, through which you show me
that you are always with me and are always at work in my life.
Help me to play my part in enabling the Church to become what you are calling her to be.
May your Holy Spirit be powerfully at work in me.
Help me to respond to the challenges of our times in new ways
to bring your love to all my sisters and brothers.
AMEN

Take the Synod Survey                    Take the under-18s Synod Survey

The Synod Survey will close on Sunday 30 June 2019

Q1: Where, in your everyday life, do you experience love, truth, goodness, hope and joy?

Q2: When you reflect on your life now, and as you look to the future, what causes you concern or worry

Q3: What is the purpose of the Catholic Church in the world today?

Q4: Having reflected on these things, what are the topics you would like to see on the agenda of Synod 2020?

Our Synod Members talk at masses these weeks and offer help for all to join in.

Synod Listening Events in HeartStone are open to all to come along:

* St John Stone – Sun 2 June 3:30-5pm followed by Mass                               * Sacred Heart   – Wed 12 June 7-8.30pm