Synod Pathway

This weekend Pope Francis is launching a pathway towards a Universal Synod of Bishop to be held in Rome in 2023 on the question of ‘Synodality’. Each diocese is invited to share in the preparation. The purpose of our phase is to garner a snapshot of how we currently journey together (synodality) and to explore how we could do so more meaningfully in the future. We have a short timeframe – from now until February 2022. You will have an opportunity to answer a number of questions which will be made available at the launch and over the next three months.

Bishop McGuckian, SJ will launch our Diocesan Phase of the Synod at the 12.30pm Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny on Sunday 17th October 2021 (


“The purpose of this Synod is to help the Church become ever more authentically what She is meant to be. My hope and prayer is that our time of reflection will push us to seek in our Church ‘all that is good and true’ and to grow together as we do so.” Bishop Alan McGuckian, SJ.

More Information on the Synod can be accessed here