Launch of the Synodal Pathway in the Archdiocese of Armagh

Pope Francis has launched a new time of reflection for the whole Church based on the theme & quote; For a synodal Church:  Communion, Participation, Mission.

The local launch of this process will take place in every diocese and parish around the world on Sunday next,
October 17th.  At all Masses next weekend, a Pastoral Letter will be read, special Prayers of the Faithful will be offered and the prayer for the success of the Synodal Pathway will be said.

The word synod means “walking together” and it indicates a way of being
Church that has its foundations in the early Church of the Apostles.  This moment in the Church is an important one and marks a movement towards a way of being Church that will help us to make decisions together; decisions that will help us to face the challenges of life in the 21st century.  

Over the next four months the Church worldwide will be consulting all
its members on their experience of the decision-making processes within the Church and how we are working together to achieve our mission.  This will be done by means of questionnaires, online and in person discussion, and through social media. More details will be announced later. You are all invited and welcome to participate and engage in this
process and it is hoped that this process will foster open and spirit filled conversations at all levels across the Archdiocese of Armagh.  

Archbishop Eamon Martin will present a Pastoral Letter from himself and Bishop Michael Router at the Diocesan Launch which takes place in St. Patricks Cathedral Armagh on Sunday 17th October at 11am.  The text of the Pastoral Letter will be available on the Diocesan website after Sunday’s Liturgy.

All are invited to attend or to join online and the service can be accessed via the Cathedral Webcam   Click Here to access the link