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A Synod for Limerick Diocese

The Diocese of Limerick will from December begin an 18 month period of reflection and listening as it builds towards the first Synod held in Ireland since the 1950s and the first in the diocese in over 70 years.

Read more 20, October 2014

Inaugural gathering of delegates for Synod 2016

Some 350 delegates drawn from all areas of Catholic faith in Limerick who have stepped forward for selection for the Synod attended the first event in preparation for the Synod itself at Mary Immaculate College on Saturday 15th November.

Read more 14, November 2014

Official launch of Limerick Diocesan Synod 2016

Church of tomorrow must be inclusive and regenerated by us all – Bishop Brendan Leahy as first synod in Ireland in 50 years is launched

Read more 06, December 2014

Launch of 'Ar Misean le Chéile - Uain Atúsaithe'

Beannachtaí ó Coláiste Mhuire Gan Smál, ar lá fhéile naomh Íde, where the launch of 'Ar Misean le Chéile - Uain Atúsaithe' - the Irish language version of 'Together in Mission - A Time to Begin', the letter from Bishop Brendan regarding the Synod is taking place.

Read more 15, January 2015

Delegate Send-off Gathering

“We will begin a spiritual experience of journeying together to renew and deepen our own commitment to our faith, and to redefine our evangelical mission in society today in order to serve it with humility”   Bishop Brendan Leahy

Read more 30, January 2015

Gathering of Delegates - Thomond Park

On Saturday June 27th approximately 250 delegates to the Synod gathered in the iconic setting of Thomond Park Conference Centre, overlooking the famous rugby ground.

Read more 26, June 2015

Delegates Vote on Themes for Synod 2016

Six themes, considered to be among the biggest issues facing the Catholic Church today, have been selected for Ireland’s first diocesan synod in half a century following a meeting at the weekend.

Read more 02, October 2015

Niall McLaughlin in Limerick

The Limerick Diocesan Synod welcomed world renowned architect Niall McLaughlin to Limerick as part of its Synod preparations. 

Read more 06, October 2015

Limerick: What is our Mission?

Church needs to listen and converse more – stakeholders tell Limerick Diocesan Synod event

Preparation for Synod 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities

Read more 12, October 2015

Limerick and its people

A truly excellent series of presentations were offered to Synod delegates and friends on Wednesday, the 28th of October in the Lime Tree theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Read more 27, October 2015

Limerick Diocesan Sport Conference

Have pride in Catholic jersey – Mickey Harte urges Limerick Diocesan Synod sport conference

Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte has said Catholics should be as proud of their faith as GAA people are of their jersey.

Read more 06, October 2015

Gathering of Delegates - Mary Immaculate College

On Saturday March 12th over 300 delegates to the Synod gathered in Mary Immaculate College to prepare for the Synod itself on April 8th, 9th and 10th

Read more 11, March 2016

Opening Mass of the Limerick Diocesan Synod

First Irish Synod in half a century and first ever with such major participation of lay women and men begins in Limerick

400 delegates to consider 100 proposals across six themes to create new beginning for Diocese

Read more 02, April 2016

Pope Francis sends his blessing for first Irish Synod in 50 years

Limerick Diocesan Synod will help reinvigorate, reimagine and create a Church that serves the people better

Read more 03, April 2016