THE OPENING LITURGY OF THE DIOCESAN SYNODAL PATHWAY
In every diocese throughout the world, the Synodal process will be launched on October 17th. The opening liturgy for the Archdiocese of Dublin will take place in the Pro-Cathedral on at 3pm. Archbishop Dermot Farrell has invited a representative from each parish to attend. You are invited join the liturgy via the Pro-Cathedral Webcam on the following link: https://dublindiocese.ie/watch-listen-live/
Synod in the Church – Universal and local.
Last weekend (October 9th and 10th) Pope Francis will opened a two-year synodal journey of the Universal Church, ‘For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission’. This journey will proceed in three phases of consultation and discernment
culminating with an assembly in October 2023 in Rome.
National Synodal Assembly
The Irish Bishops also announced earlier this year preparations for a National Synodal Assembly to be held within the next five years, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities the Church in Ireland is facing in a rapidly changing society. Therefore there will be a number of strands to the synodal process we will be engaged in:
- The Universal Synod 2021-2023,
- The Irish Synodal Pathway 2021 – 2026
- The Diocesan Synodal Phase October 2021 – April 2022.
Archbishop Dermot Farrell invites each parish to send a delegate representing their parish to the liturgy inaugurating the Synodal Pathway at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Sunday, 17th October at 3.00 pm. Numbers are strictly limited due to Covid restrictions and the Pro-Cathedral can only accommodate a maximum of 200 people. You are invited join the liturgy via the Pro-Cathedral Webcam on the following link: https://dublindiocese.ie/watch-listen-live/