In response to Pope Francis’s request that the members of the Church worldwide be consulted in preparation for the October 2023 Synod of Bishops, the Diocese of Kerry has launched its on-line consultation form. Everyone in the Diocese is invited to prayerfully reflect on the questions asked and to contribute their thoughts to help the diocese in preparing its response to Pope Francis’s request.
The Diocese is also preparing for opportunities for parishioners to participate in in-person listening sessions and invites interested groups to get involved. Details can be found here.
Finally, this coming week – from Saturday 12th February until Friday 18th February will be a special week of prayer for the success of this listening initative. Please join with the Diocese as a whole in praying the following prayer during the week:
Daily Prayer for Synodal Listening
God our Father,
Pope Francis has asked us to pray, discuss and listen,
so that we might grow stronger in communion,
more aware of our mission,
and truly participate in the life of our Church.
May the Holy Spirit help us to hear His voice
during this time of listening in our Diocese.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.