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.
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 17th September 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 17th September 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10th September 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 3rd September 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, 27th August 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 20th August 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 13th August 2023
Synodal Sunday Reflection for World Youth Day, 6th August 2023
Synodal Sunday Gospel Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 30th July 2023
Hopes for the Synod in Rome - Bishop Brendan Leahy
Praying for the Synod on Synodality - Archbishop Eamon Martin
Interview with Rev Prof Eamonn Conway - Listening and Discernment
Interview with Rev Fr Eamonn Conway - Synodality and What is a Diocesan Pastoral Council
Julianne Moran, General Secretary of the Synodal Pathway
"It's about creating a respectful listening and welcoming of each other ... "
Synodal learnings from Australia's Plenary Council
Synodality in the Papacy of Francis - Massimo Faggioli
'The Synod: Where is it leading the Church?' - Christopher Lamb
In advance of the first assembly of the Universal Synod, which begins on 4 October 2023 (the last day of the Season of Creation), an ecumenical prayer vigil is taking place in Rome in the presence of Pope Francis and representatives of different Churches, to unite...
On Sunday, 25th June, Mr Thierry Bonaventura, the Communications Manger for the Universal Synod issued the following newsletter and further information in relation to the Instrumentum Laboris and the methodology that will be used for the Synod in October this year....
The Instrumentum Laboris, the official working document for the first session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, was launched today, 20 June 2023. A large number of people from various parts of the world with different expertise prepared...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...