Dear Bishops, Delegates and Representatives,
I do hope this email finds you well and recuperated after the summer (albeit a rainy one).
Following my “Save the Date” email on 11th July, I now attach the link to the registration form for our next online meeting on Friday, 22nd September.
As per our previous meetings, you have the option to attend at 2.30pm or 7pm.
The agenda will include:
· Welcome and opening prayer
· A brief input from the Task Group to re-cap on the journey so far – diocesan stage, national stage, continental stage and universal
· A brief Input from the two Bishops representing Ireland at the upcoming Synod
· A brief input from the Task Group on the connection between the characteristic spirit of the work that will be done in Rome and here at home
· Time for breakout groups and feedback
In preparation for the breakout groups can you please reflect on the following statement from theInstrumentum Laboris (Section 9) and the supporting question from the Task Group:
Statement: “the long preparatory phase has already led to the production of a multiplicity of documents: Preparatory Documents, reports of the local Churches, Document for the Continental Stage, and Final Documents of the Continental Assemblies…The present Instrumentum Laboris does not annul previous documents or absorb all their richness, but is rooted in them and continually refers back to them. In preparation for the Assembly, the Members of the Synod are asked to keep in mind the previous documents.”
Supporting Question from the Task Group: From your reading of the various documents outlined above, what would you wish our representatives in Rome to be particularly mindful of?
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at either session on 22nd September.
General Secretary for the Synodal Pathway of the Catholic Church in Ireland
Irish Episcopal Conference, Columba Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 P6D3
T: +353 (0)1 505 3009
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