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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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Aug
16

Publication of the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process

The Irish Bishops' Conference has published the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process conducted across the Church in Ireland from Autumn 2021. The...

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Jun
22

UPDATE - Synod on Synodality

Pre-Synod Gathering Saturday, 18 June 2022  In preparation for the global Synod on Synodality in 2023, the Catholic Church in Ireland held its na...

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Jun
02

Diocese of Derry Synod Report - what has been heard

People of the Diocese of Derry along with other Catholics all around the world, have taken part in parish consultations in recent months in response t...

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Jun
06

Homily - Pentecost Sunday 2022 - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 5 June 2022 Today, 50 days after Easter Sunday we recall an experience of the Holy Spirit that transformed the early church from being a frigh...

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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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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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Jan
18

The Net - January 2022

The January 2022 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in our parish communities within the Diocese of Derry a...

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Jan
15

Homily - Baptism of the Lord - Bishop McKeown

It took us a fortnight to get through the Christmas season. The stories in the scripture readings during that period were about a baby but were laden ...

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Dec
20

Homily - Fourth Sunday of Advent C - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 19 December 2021  We talk about Advent being the time when we prepare to welcome Christ into our world. But Christians do not just recall...

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Dec
13

Homily - Third Sunday of Advent C - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 12 December 2021  Lent has its Laetare Sunday, and Advent has its Gaudete Sunday – a day in the penitential seasons when the faithful are...

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

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