Jan 7, 2015

Synod2016 - are you connected?

2015 promises to be an exceptional year for all communities in the Diocese of Limerick, as the work of the Synod will affect every single community and group this Spring. It will be especially important that all pastoral councils, chaplaincy teams and leadership groups are connected both with their Synod delegates and with Diocesan communications.

So are you planning to stay in touch and connected with what is going on? Heres some information to help you check in:

*  Synod 2016 website

* This Limerick Diocesan Website especially the calendar of events

* The free weekly e-newsletter from Pastoral Development which you can read HERE and sign up for on the front page of this website (under the calendar, bottom right)

Limerick Diocesan Facebook page

* Limerick Diocese channel page on iCatholic.

* Synod 2016 Twitter account - #Synod2016

* Limerick Catholic radio program: Sacred Space 102fm where you can find all items related to the Synod under the tag Synod 2016.

And as we proceed into the process and journey which is Synod 2016, we are all called to continue to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of St Munchin and St Ita for Limerick's Synod.

We stand before you, Holy Spirit,

conscious of our sinfulness,
but aware that we gather in your name.
Come to us, remain with us,
and enlighten our hearts.


Give us light and strength
to know your will,
to make it our own,
and to live it in our lives.


Guide us by your wisdom,
support us by your power,
for you are God,
sharing the glory of Father and Son.


You desire justice for all:
enable us to uphold the rights of others;
do not allow us to be misled by ignorance
or corrupted by fear or favour.


Unite us to yourself in the bond of love
and keep us faithful to all that is true.


As we gather in your name
may we temper justice with love,
so that all our decisions
may be pleasing to you,
and earn the reward
promised to

good and faithful servants.