Limerick Diocesan SYNOD 2016 Primary School Page

What is a Diocesan Synod?

The people of our Diocese are setting out on a journey together. During our journey together we are going to try and figure out what’s important to us as a Church community. These important issues will then be discussed at a gathering of about 400 people in April 2016.

What is a Synod?

A Synod is a journey we take together where we discuss important issues that affect us as a faith community. It is also an event taking place over three days from April 8th to 10th in 2016 where 400 people will gather to talk and make suggestions about the future of our Church.

Synods are very rare and it’s been a while since the last one we had in Limerick. The last one took place 70 years ago.  That Synod was mostly attended by priests but the 2016 Synod is going to be very different as it’s going to be attended mostly by lay people. (People who aren’t priests/nuns/monks i.e. people like you and me!)