Intercession for parishes and religious communities in the Clifton Diocese to be used at each Mass and Liturgy of the Word between Wednesday 3rd October and Sunday 28th October 2018. Parish Intercession.
3 - 28 October 2018
Catholic Bishops from around the world are meeting in Rome to focus on how the church helps, guides and accompanies young people as they grow in faith and discern the part they can play in shaping the future of the Church.
The participants are taking part in a Synod of Bishops meeting in the Vatican to discuss and debate the subject in question. In 2018 the theme is: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.
It is the fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
Ahead of the Synod, a preliminary outline document called a Lineamenta was prepared and distributed to all concerned for comment. Based on the responses to this, a working document - the Instrumentum Laboris - was released globally and acts as the basis for discussions at the Synod.
When gathered in Rome, the assembly examines the proposals, or propositions, put forward by members and passes those that receive approval to Pope Francis. The Pope uses these as a guide for a post-synodal apostolic exhortation - a papal document often written following a synodal gathering of bishops.