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Here you will find news and updates on the Synodal Process which was launched by Pope Francis on the weekend of 9th and 10th October 2021.

This page will be updated as we move along the synodal pathway over the next two years.

For national Synod news see www.synod.ie

The

Synod

Prayer

Together let us pray the synod prayer.

Listening Lent. Watch our invitation video below and join us on this Listening Lent as we journey along the synodal path.

Listening Lent

This Lent, in different ways, you will be invited to share your experience of being part of the Church community. Together with Pope Francis, we want to hear from as many people as possible. The lived experience of every person is welcome and needed. Keep an eye to the diocesan and parish website and social media platforms in the coming weeks to find out more.

Scan this QR code to take part in our Listening Lent Survey, a link to the survey is also available in the dropdown box below.

This Survey is now closed. Many thanks to all those who completed a survey and to those who took part in local parish and focus group conversations. Your submissions will help inform the diocesan synod submission which will be prepared during the Easter Season.

Kildare and Leighlin Synod Listening Survey
Listening Lent Kildare and Leighlin Synod questions
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Parish synod Listening Session Toolkit
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Resources

Bishop Denis has appointed Julie Kavanagh, Fr Liam Morgan and Jean Roche as the diocesan delegates to the synod. They will serve as a link between the Irish Church and the diocese during the synodal process.

They are joined by Noeleen Lynam, Gerry Martin, Fr David Vard and Michelle Ward in making up the Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Synod Committee.

Homily of Pope Francis
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A Message and Invitation from Bishop Denis
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Homily of Bishop Denis
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Prayer for the opening of the Synod
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Quote from Pope Francis
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Official Logo
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All you need to know - Synod on Synodality
Fr Eamonn Conway - Synodality: What does it mean?
Julie Kavanagh - Synodality: How does it work?
Fr Eamonn Conway - Synodality: Why does it matter?