Following the amazing Synod on the Family in Rome in October of 2015 and the subsequent release of the Post Synodal document, ‘The Joy of Loving’, by Pope Francis, our diocese has decided that the focus for our prayer, learning and discernment this year will be ‘The Family’.
The beautiful thing about this title for the year is that it applies to each and every one of us; we are each part of a family, whatever that family may look like. This year can be a special, once in a lifetime opportunity, to discover the incredible love of God experienced through our families.
Having had the great privilege of attending the Synod, I am excited about the possibilities of this year for the whole diocese. It is a moment of special grace, following immediately upon the Year of Mercy, which we have just concluded.