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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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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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Nov
28

Homily - First Sunday in Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 28 November 2021 There is one image that I like when it comes to explaining the various seasons of the Church's year. Just like a globe o...

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Dec
06

Homily - Second Sunday of Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 5 December 2021  On this second Sunday of Advent, we find ourselves face to face with the strange character that is John the Baptist. Acc...

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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

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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Contact Info

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

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