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Published on April 23, 2021

The Bishops want to know: What would be your preferred option for engagement in a conversation process about a national synod? The Irish Catholic Bishops announced at their Winter 2020 meeting a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland, leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years. Before embarking on an initial two year phase of consultation, bishops are inviting submissions, up to Pentecost (23rd May) 2021, to reflect on what methods/models would be best to adopt in these coming two years of conversations.
For e.g.: focus groups, parish hall meetings, questionnaires, deep-listening sessions; written submissions; familyfocused gatherings; summary of findings of assemblies that have already taken place across dioceses; and/or conferences. Parish teams, parish pastoral councils and other parish groups, as well as individual parishioners can make their submissions, via the Bishops Conference webpage: www.catholicbishops.ie/synod/submissions/.