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Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway

Knock Shrine Advent Talks                                                                                                  Thursday Evenings:  2nd, 9th & 16th December at 8.15pm

Location: St John’s Rest & Care Centre and live on

With Fr Eamonn Conway, Head of Theology & Religious Studies, MIC, University of Limerick and Julie Kavanagh, member of the National Synodal Steering Committee, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.
As the initial phase of the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland is now underway, these talks will offer the opportunity for discussion and reflection to help deepen our understanding of this important subject.

Thursday 2nd: Fr Eamonn Conway –  Synodality: What does it mean?

Thursday 9th: Julie Kavanagh – Synodality: How does it work?

Thursday 16th: Fr Eamonn Conway – Synodality: Why does it matter?


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 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

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