Synod of Bishops 2018: Your Call (w/ Bishop McAleenan)


  • DateThursday 22 March
  • Time18:30 - 20:30
  • LocationSt Joseph & The English Martyrs, Bishop's Stortford
  • Organiser
  • Category
  • Age range18-30
  • SpeakerBishop Paul McAleenan

About the event

A call to young adults: your bishops want to hear from you!

In October, bishops from all over the world will meet in Rome with Pope Francis to discuss the topic of ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’.

In preparation for this important event, called the Synod of Bishops, the bishops of our own diocese here in Westminster would very much like to hear your thoughts on this topic, in particular the following:

1) What is life really like for young adults in our own context here in Britain? What are your struggles, hopes, fears, aspirations?

2) What role does your Christian faith, if any, play in your life? Does it give you a sense of purpose? Does it help or hinder you in understanding who you are and what you’re meant to do with your life?

3) What more can the Church do to help you and what things might you like to do for the Church, particularly in regards to helping you understand who you are and what God wants for you in life.

To enable this discussion, the Cardinal and the four auxiliary bishops will be holding meetings across the diocese, open to young adults aged 18 to 30. You are warmly invited to attend these meetings – dates, times and venue of which are below.

If you would like to attend a meeting with one of the auxiliary bishops, please feel free to turn up, although it would be really helpful if you could let us know you’re planning to attend by emailing

These meetings are important opportunities for you to make your voice heard and to help our bishops give the best advice to the Pope at the time of the Synod. Please do consider making your contribution. It’s your call.