Adoremus and Synod 2020
The National Eucharistic Congress 2018
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of all the faithful – clergy, religious and laity – which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908. The Congress in 2018 will be the first National Congress ever to be held in England and Wales.
For details of events, click on the Adoremus poster below.
There are many ways in which you can celebrate the unique wonder of the Eucharist as a family:
- attend Little Church
- bake bread together and share the story of breaking bread
- speak to your parish priest after mass and ask him to show your children the tabernacle, where the consecrated host is kept
- click on some of the craft images below to link to Eucharistic crafts
In 2020 the Archdiocese will hold a Diocesan synod. This is an important event and will shape the future of the Church in the Diocese for generations to come. It is important, therefore, for all people to be involved in these discussions.
Meetings will be held in each area over the next two years and as many people as possible need to have their voice heard and opinion shared.
Please find attached below a scanned copy of the Synod 2020 leaflet that all schools have been asked by the Archbishop to distribute to families, and a copy of the Archbishop’s letter that was read in all churches on Synod Sunday. Hopefully these documents will answer any questions you have and show you ways to get involved. Further information can be found here: synod2020.co.uk/
We do hope that you will take the time to read the attached information, and try to get involved.
In the words of Archbishop Malcolm,
“I invite everyone to be part of this adventure: To those who feel far from God and the Church, to all those who are fearful or indifferent, I would like to say this: the Lord, with great respect and love, is also calling you to be a part of his people!”