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.

For a Synodal Church Newsletter (June 2023)

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....

|26. 06. 2023.

Instrumentum Laboris for Synod 2021-2024

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...

|20. 06. 2023.

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...

|11. 05. 2023.

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...

|29. 03. 2023.