BEING A PRIEST IN A SYNODAL CHURCH: HOPES, CONCERNS, OPPORTUNITIES


At the Spring meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference last year, the Irish Bishops announced a synodal pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years.

According to the IEC website: “Bishops envisage the next two years as a period of prayer, listening and discernment, involving a nationwide consultative conversation on this theme. This will allow individuals and parishes, religious orders and associations as well as groups, movements and organisations both within the Church and in Irish society at large, to share their insights into the Church in Ireland – past, present and future”. On Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd February, the ‘Hook of Faith’ is delighted to host a triduum of conferences on Zoom to begin a conversation among us priests on the synodal process. The title of the triduum is:

“Being a Priest in a Synodal Church: Hopes, Concerns, Opportunities”

The aim of this three-day conference (8 to 9pm each evening) is to provide a space for “prayer, listening and discernment” by us priests as part of our participation in the synodal pathway (Please see poster ABOVE).

If you would like to take part, all you need to do is to email thehookoffaith@gmail.com and the Zoom link will be sent to you.