There will be a National Day of prayer and fasting on Friday 10 October for the Synod on the Family. The Bishops of Australia invite us all to pray earnestly for the Synod on the Family taking place in Rome 5-19 October and especially to join in a National Day of Prayer and fasting on Friday 10 October. Also, please take the prayer cards that are on the Welcome Desk in St Anne’s foyer, for you to pray at home with your families.
A resource called “Sanctuary and Servant of Life” is also available at the Welcome Desk. It is embracing family values– even the
many different shapes families come in!
The Synod on Marriage and Family has been called by Pope Francis and opens today. There are four participants from Melbourne, a married couple, a woman and our archbishop. The sessions are from 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm from Monday to Saturday for two weeks.

The second part of the synod will be held next October. Let us keep the synod in our prayers.

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