Invitation to Walk Together as Church: Synod 2022

Killaloe Diocese Information Leaflet

The purpose of the Synod is
to inspire people…
‘to dream about the Church we
are called to be,
to make hopes flourish,
to stimulate trust,
to bind up wounds,
to weave new
and deeper relationships,
to learn from one another,
to build bridges,
to enlighten minds,
warm hearts
and restore strength
to our hands
for our common mission.’
(Synod Preparatory Document)

We are asked to consider what
changes we need to make to
become more inclusive, more
participative and more engaged
with the world around us.
Pope Francis has asked us to
focus our reflection on three
areas of our life as Church:



What does Communion mean for you?
Do you have a real sense of belonging
to a Church community? Are we living
up to our calling to be welcoming and
inclusive? Do you know people or
groups who feel excluded or
marginalised? What can be done to be
include everybody?

What does Participation mean for you?
Have you had the opportunity to
participate in Church? If not, what
obstacles do you feel prevent you?
How can we promote participation in
our parish community?

What do you understand by Mission?
Is our Church community inwardlooking or outward-looking? Are we
reaching out to those who are hurting
or marginalised? What needs call for
our response?

How can I participate?
Parishes and Pastoral Areas all
over the diocese will be holding
many forms of Synodal
conversations during March 2022.
Details of your local parish or
pastoral area conversations will be
available on Parish Newsletters
and Social Media platforms.
You are invited to take part in
these conversations, to share your
views and to listen to others.
You can also take the opportunity
to participate online in the
Synodal Process by completing
the online survey on the
Diocesean Website at:

When will the
conversations happen?
Parishes and Pastoral Areas all
over the diocese will be
holding Synodal conversations
during March 2022.

Everyone is invited to be part of this
synodal journey of reflecting, listening,
discerning and conversation.

Pope Francis is asking us to reflect on our
experience of Church and share our views.
He is asking us to share our experience and
to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us
at this time.

“I encourage you to take this
synodal process seriously and tell
you that the Holy Spirit needs
you. And this is true: The Holy
Spirit needs us. Listen to the
Spirit by listening to yourself. “
(Rome, 18th Sept. 2021)

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