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Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s reflections at the launch of the Diocesan phase of the Synodal Pathway and further information, are available on the Diocesan website  https://dublindiocese.ie. He reminds us that “we are asked to trust the Holy Spirit to lead us together in discerning the changes that are necessary for renewal and reform.” He asks us to prayerfully think about “what part of the Church requires new energy, renewed efforts, some fresh vitality, in order to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the contemporary world?” He poses the question “How do we begin?” and answers “we begin at a local level in the parish by listening to each another.” Stay in touch with the Diocesan website and with the Parish website for more information.

If you would like to learn more about the Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway have a look at the online booklet called Simply Synod. You can find it at

https://dublindiocese.ie/simply-synod-resource/

 

Prayer for the Synod:  As we embrace this Synodal Process, the prayer invites the Holy Spirit to be at work in us so that we may be a community and a people of grace.  For the Synodal Pathway from 2021 to 2023, we will use this prayer.

Prayer for the Synod: Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,                                                                                                         as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone you guide us,                                                                                                            make Yourself at home in our hearts;                                                                                        Teach us the way we must go                                                                                                           and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful,                                                                                                                      do not let us promote disorder.                                                                                                            Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path                                                                      nor partially influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity                                                                                                                so that we may journey together to eternal life                                                                            and not stray from the way of the truth                                                                                          and what is right.

All this we ask of You,                                                                                                                        who are at work in every place and time,                                                                                         in the communion of the Father and the Son,                                                                       forever and ever.       Amen.

 

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