TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.

June 08, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Winter seems to have struck us with some very chilly weather, even though the sun continues to bring us some very beautiful days. I am conscious that I am writing this message on the weekend of the United Nations World Environment Day (5 June) which is calling us to take urgent action to revive our damaged ecosystems. This year’s theme is Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. These three words could be the words which describe our diocesan synodal journey.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reconciliation Takes Action IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reconciliation Takes Action

June 01, 2021 Teresa Brierley

On this Trinity Sunday, I am reminded of the blessing we give ourselves regularly – In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Come Holy Spirit Come IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Come Holy Spirit Come

May 25, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Come Holy Spirit Come
Come Holy Spirit Come

These are some of the words we sang and prayed on Saturday 22 May, at the second session of Synod for our Diocese. How apt, not only for our Synod, but also on this weekend when we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost – the feast of wind, fire, being sent forth and the recognition of the power of the third person of our Triune God, the Holy Spirit.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Let the Synod Unite Us IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Let the Synod Unite Us

May 18, 2021 Teresa Brierley

The weekend of Pentecost was deliberately chosen for the second session of our Diocesan Synod, with the continued hope that we will listen to, and be guided by, the Holy Spirit. We now know that there will be about 300 people gathered in the six hubs across our diocese, discerning if the content of the five foundations will provide us with a spiritual framework from which to imagine a way forward, to build the Kingdom of God together in our Diocese.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Alive in God IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Alive in God

May 11, 2021 Teresa Brierley

In less than two weeks, our second session of our Diocesan Synod will have been held, and hopefully celebrated as a positive and profound step in your synodal journey to Building the Kingdom of God Together in our diocese.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Synodality IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Synodality

May 04, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Here we are, less than 20 days out from our Diocesan Synod, so my last week has been spent with the staff from Pastoral Ministries and the members of the Synod Working Party busily refining the Synod documents and the Five Foundations Papers, thanks to the many valuable submissions, along with working on the practical reality of running the Synod across six hubs.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: God loves each of us IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: God loves each of us

April 27, 2021 Teresa Brierley

I am sure it will come as no surprise to my readers that what has occupied me during this past week has been the reading of the synod submission responses to our contemplative dialogue process during Lent – Building the Kingdom of God Together – Our Journey. On average there have been fifty submissions each week to the Five Foundations.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Resurrection IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Resurrection

April 13, 2021 Teresa Brierley

I don’t know about you, but I have been captured by the deaths and three funerals that have occurred in the past week: that of Carla Zampatti, Prince Philip and Cardinal Idris Cassidy.