Your Church, Your Thoughts – Celebrating youth

Mary Anne Collins from Cork, one of the youngest delegates at the National Pre-Synodal Assembly said the entire event was very upbeat. Young people, she said, are “really looking for authenticity and sincerity. When they do find the truth, they’re really willing to embrace it and that that has been my experience: that young people…

What you said – Diocese of Derry

The Diocese of Derry held its gatherings between February and March 2022. Four in-person information and facilitation training gatherings (one in  each  deanery) were led by Bishop  Donal McKeown and managed by two professional facilitators with expertise in restorative justice in the community and church. The Diocese is home to 252,347 Catholics.  35 of the 51 (over…

What you said – Diocese of Cork and Ross

The Diocese of Cork and Ross, covering Cork city and other parts of County, is home to 68 parishes and boasts a Catholic population of 227,900. The bishop of the diocese is Bishop Fintan Gavin, who was appointed in April 2019. The Diocese of Cork and Ross implemented three channels of engagement for synodal participants:…

What you said – Clonfert

The Diocese of Clonfert is comprised principally of parishes in East Galway along with a parish in County Roscommon and a parish in County Offaly.   It has been joined with its neighbouring Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.  The perennial value of the Gospel message   Many respondents expressed their belief that the Gospel Message, Christianity,…

What you said – Archdiocese of Dublin

The diocesan Synodal Steering Committee proposed four questions focused on joys and sorrows, hopes and fears, to help local parish gatherings to share experiences.  As participants listened to each other, indications of ‘what the Spirit is saying to the churches’ emerged.  A total of one hundred and seventy-three parishes hosted gatherings.  Hopes – Synodality as…