Dr Nicola Brady & Fr Declan Hurley (Co-Chairpersons)
Ms Paula McKeown & Bishop Brendan Leahy (Deputy Chairs), Ms Julieann Moran (General Secretary)
Welcome to the Irish Synodal Pathway
On 10 March 2021, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly or Assemblies within the next five years. This process will focus on the question:
What does God want from the Church in Ireland at this time?
We hope this website will become an important stopping point on that journey, resourcing each one of us as we continue our Synodal journey.
Day of Marian Prayer for the Work of the Synod
At the request of the Holy Father, the Secretariat responsible for the Universal Synod has invited the Church around the world to hold a moment of Marian Prayer on 31st May (the Feast of the Visitation and the last day of the Marian Month of May) to place the work...
Synod of Bishops to Include Lay Women, Lay Men, Priests, and Religious Sisters as Voting Members
For the first time in the history of the Synod, Pope Francis has given women voting rights as well as changing the membership of the Synod of Bishops on the theme For A Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission. At a press briefing on 26 April, Cardinal...
Update for Parishes and Groups
Synod 2021-2024: For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission In October 2021 the Catholic Church's synodal process on the theme of synodality began. This was the first time that a worldwide listening process and consultation with parishes and...
Communion, Participation, Mission: An Interview with Cardinal Mario Grech
Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, Bishop emeritus of Gozo, was born in Qala, Malta, in the Diocese of Gozo on 20 February 1957. On 26 November 2005 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Bishop of Gozo, where he served until 2 October...
Doing Synod is Doing Evangelisation – Presidents and Coordinators of the Continental Assemblies of the Synod
Press Release from the Meeting with the Presidents and Coordinators of the Continental Assemblies of the Synod Doing Synod is doing evangelisation. The meeting of the Presidents and Coordinators of the Continental Assemblies gathered in Rome on 28-29 November to...
Irish Synodal Pathway Issues Resources for the Continental Stage of the Synod
The Task Group for the Synodal Pathway of the Catholic Church in Ireland issued its resources for the next stage of the Synod on Synodality on Monday, 21st November. Following a Zoom briefing with delegates and representatives from dioceses, groups and associations...
Working Document for the Continental Stage of the Synod
The working document for the Continental Stage of the Synod was launched today, 27th October, during a press conference which was live-streamed from the Holy See Press Office. The Document for the Continental Stage (DCS) is the fruit of the syntheses received from...
Pope Francis Announces Extension to the Synod on Synodality
This morning, at the end of the Sunday Angelus, the Holy Father announced that the upcoming 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held in two moments. The first from 4th to 29th October 2023, and the second in October 2024. In a Press...
Statement of the Autumn General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for their Autumn 2022 General Meeting. The Synodal Pathway of the Catholic Church in Ireland was one of the main items discussed by the Bishops. Having...
Learn More About the Continental Phase of the Universal Synod
The Synod Office in Rome has provided a useful FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) resource for understanding the Continental Stage of the Synodal Process, which is due to take place between January and March next year. To learn more about the Continental Stage and...
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for Trinity Sunday, 4th June 2023
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for Pentecost Sunday, 28th May 2023
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter 2023
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 2023
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Easter 2023, Vocations Sunday
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter, 23rd April 2023
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for 16th April 2023 - Divine Mercy Sunday
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for 9th April 2023 - Easter Sunday
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for 2nd April 2023 - Palm Sunday