The Synod

Page 1 of 2, synodnewsletter2Synodal Newsletter

Each week during the Assembly phase of the Synod there will be a Diocesan Newsletter updating us on the Synod. You can view the newsletter for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time here 

There are also reflections for the 27th Sunday here: 

You can read the text of the letter from Archbishop Farrell, on the eve of the Synodal Assembly in Rome, here.


Table of Page Contents:

  • Promotional Video on Synod & Synodality
  • Prayer for the Synod – Adsusmus Prayer
  • What is the Diocesan Synodal Pathway – Video
  • Dates & Venues for the listening gatherings in each faith community across the Parish Grouping.
  • National Synthesis Document

On the 10th October 2021 Pope Francis launched a two year synodal path with a call for us to ‘encounter, listen, and discern’. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission. Our “journeying together” is, in fact, what most effectively enacts and manifests the nature of the Church as the pilgrim and missionary People of God. Below is a short video about the Synod what it is, what it is about and how you can become involved. Please click on video below.


Synod Prayer 

What is a Diocesan Synodal Pathway?

You can click here for a short video from Fr Kieran O’Mahoney OSA, explaining what it’s all about

Synodal Listening Gatherings

Faith Community



Ballymount Tuesday March 1st Ballymount Church
Barrowhouse Thursday March 3rd Barrowhouse Hall
Ballymount Tuesday March 8th Ballymount Church
Barrowhouse Thursday March 10th Barrowhouse Hall
Moone Monday March 14th Moone Hall
Moone Monday March 21st Moone Hall
Athy Tuesday March 22nd T.B.C.
Crookstown Wednesday March 23rd Crookstown School Hall
Kilmead Monday March 28th Kilmead School Hall
Athy Tuesday March 29th T.B.C.
Crookstown Wednesday March 30th Crookstown School Hall
Kilmead Monday April 4th  Kilmead School Hall


National Synthesis Document

I’m sure you have seen or heard the coverage in the media this week for the all-Ireland report on the Synod which has now been forwarded to Rome.
Dr Nicola Brady, chair of the Steering Committee for the Irish Synodal Pathway, said: “The strong sense of shared responsibility that has guided our synodal process so far, from the local to the national level, has been a great encouragement. It is hoped that this will continue to motivate us to develop our skills of deep listening and discernment, as we reflect on the significance of our national synthesis, and the different voices of the church around the world, asking what God wants of us in light of what we have heard.”

You can read the full document on our parish website under The Synod tab on the main menu or by using this link if you are viewing the Bulletin online. Please do take time to read and reflect on it’s contents.