A Synod for the Diocese of Limerick was launched on Sunday 7th December 2014 in St. John’s Cathedral. In convoking the Synod, Bishop Brendan Leahy described it as a process of ‘journeying together’, whereby the members of the Church could review matters of importance and make decisions for the future.
Some 400 delegates were selected from all parishes and from other communities. Over the next 16 months, they engaged with the people of the diocese to discern matters of relevance and to listen to the views of the people. They were brought together on a regular basis in preparation for the three-day Synod meeting of April 2016.
The six delegates from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish were Grainne Doyle, Gerard Enright, Anne Kennedy, William Lawlor, Mary Moore and Marian Vallely. Having consulted with a large number of parishioners, during the process of listening and discernment, they brought our collective wisdom and experience into the Synod.
Our parish submission was considered, with those of other parishes and communities, in the preparation of an Agenda for April 2016. The views expressed in our submission were well represented in the formulation of themes for the Synod.
A special website was created for the Diocesan Synod. It has the official record and all the latest information.
It may be found at http://www.synod2016.com/