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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman

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Monsignor Keith Newton writes:

As you will all know by now, the Catholic Church is engaged in a world-wide process of listening – a Synodal Pathway – and this will continue till 2023. Each aspect and part of the Church is being asked to participate in this process, and you may already be engaged in this via your parishes, chaplaincies, schools, etc. As a Personal Ordinariate we shall also play our part, arising out of the particular context in which we find ourselves.

The synodal process is not about an end goal in 2023 with a gathering of bishops in Rome, but about a new way of acting, of being the Church at every level where mutual listening is the cornerstone. It is not about endless debating about changing what cannot be changed, but is about the Church gathering together people and their pastors for a common journey.

There will be a package of electronic resources sent to each group, and also placed on a new tab on the website. We are asking Groups to meet together and consider a group of related questions, but you may wish to consider other aspects relating to your particular context. The timings of the process are as follows:

  • 20/01/22       Resources go live on the website and sent to Groups - see below.

  • 05/03/22       Discussion at the Pastoral Council.

  • 12/03/22       Deadline for Returns. Vicars to meet this week.

  • 01/04/21       Draft POOLW 'diocesan report' submitted to the Ordinary.

  • 10/04/22       Deadline for submitting POOLW 'diocesan report' to CBCEW.

As members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham we are no strangers to the kind of 'synodality' spoken of in the diocesan and CBEW documents. This is an opportunity to bring people together – either face to face or online – and giving an opportunity for those who feel isolated to contribute also.

Father Paul Burch, Vicariate for Evangelisation, introduces the Synodal Path
within the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Important documents to download

Introduction to Synodal Path
in the Personal Ordinariate
of Our Lady of Walsingham

This document explains the Synodal process alongside the particular context of the POOLW, taking into account the guiding principles in Our Calling & Our Mission. Please read this before discussing and completing the Online .
Click Here to download

Feedback Proforma

This document is a download Word form document. It contains some suggested topics
for discussion and responses. It need not
be completed by the Group Pastor, but should reflect the discussions which have taken
place. Submission details are at the foot
of the document.
Click Here to download