As we journey through Lent and Holy Week waiting for the resurrection, we may notice the scriptures taking us through the twists and turns of life’s difficulties, trials and tribulations. Perhaps you have also seen that within these accounts are faith, trust and hope. Three virtues are needed and celebrated as we approach the Easter season. I hope both Lent and Easter are a time of Spiritual renewal for you.
Part of my work this month has included taking part in a national ‘School for Synodality‘ looking at resources and models for growing as a synodal Church. How we walk side by side with one another as Church is a crucial question for our time, and how we discern our next steps together is the call for us all from Pope Francis to be synodal. While the Universal synod continues into its next phase, it is essential to remember that we are invited to take a synodal approach within our own parish communities. Listening to the Holy Spirit at work in our prayer lives and at work through one another. The ‘School for synodality‘ fruits will be shared in our Diocese over the coming year.
I would like to draw your attention to a large gathering that is taking place this July. One of the key groups in our Diocese are our Catechists, those who echo the faith of others. We hope to gather all Catechists for a day of training and reflection. We are exploring this vital role, creating networks and offering formation. We do hope you can save this date and join us.
Amy Cameron, Co-ordinator for the Vicariate for Faith & Mission.