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Pope Francis is asking everyone, all around the world, to join him in helping prepare the Church for a Synod of bishops which will take place in Rome in 2023.  

A Synod is an opportunity for the bishops, working collaboratively with the pope, to discuss subjects of importance for the universal Church at a particular time.  The 2023 Synod will be...

Pope Francis is asking everyone, all around the world, to join him in helping prepare the Church for a Synod of bishops which will take place in Rome in 2023.  

A Synod is an opportunity for the bishops, working collaboratively with the pope, to discuss subjects of importance for the universal Church at a particular time.  The 2023 Synod will be a Synod on Synodality itself.  In other words, it will help map the future of how decisions will be made which affect the whole Church.  Every parish in every diocese in this country, and throughout the world, is invited to take part in the preparations for the Synod.

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Oct
27

Synod Parish Resources

Pope Francis has approved a new synodal programme for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops - the Synod, "For a synodal Church: co...
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Nov
26

Walking together in hope - Bishop McKeown

Why a synodal process and why now? Advent is a time of expectation, awaiting the Lord's revelation in our midst. This year we start our synodal journe...
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Oct
27

Prayer for the Synod

Adsumus Sancte Spiritus Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the original Lati...
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Oct
27

Suggested tools for reflecting, sharing, and responding to the questions of the Synod

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics everywhere to re-learn the ways of being church together, to create spaces of encounter and mutual listening that i...
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Oct
16

Consultation - Starting conversations in our parishes

Bishop McKeown - "this is the start of our Synodal Journey" "We have set ourselves in Ireland a five year period, to look together in a prayerful cont...
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Nov
15

Synod Timetable for the Diocese of Derry

Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to engage in discussion around 'synodality'. But what does this mean and how is the Irish Church responding? Bi...
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Oct
19

Synod of Bishops 2021-2023 - Explained

Pope Francis, on the 24 April 2021, approved a new synodal programme for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops - the Synod, "For a...
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Apr
29

Irish Bishop's invite us all to make submissions in preparation for upcoming National Synod

The Irish Catholic Bishops' recently announced a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal A...
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Contact Info

Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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