7 Feb 2016

Prayer and Liturgy for our Diocesan Synod

Prayer is a central part of our Diocesan Synod.  During the week of the Synod, liturgies will be celebrated in parishes, pastoral areas and diocese. We have offered parishes information on the music for these liturgies so that choir members and others can prepare and fully participate – particularly in the opening and closing liturgies for Synod2016!

 
Opening Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist, chief celebrant Bishop Brendan Leahy.
Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 19:00 in St Johns Cathedral. 
  
Days of Prayer in Parishes:Parishes are asked to set aside specific times of public prayer for the success of our diocesan Synod on Monday April 4th and Tuesday April 5th .   This might be a normal time of prayer in the parish – before or after morning Mass, or a special event at a time suitable for all parishioners. A resource pack for this time will be sent out well in advance to parishes.

On Wednesday April 6th, there will be a Prayer Service in each Pastoral Area to which all parishioners are invited. This is being planned together with Pastoral Area teams, and PA secretaries have been asked for support in selecting a venue and time for these celebrations. Information will be circulated in advance.
  
Closing Liturgy:Celebration of the Eucharist, chief celebrant Bishop Brendan Leahy.
Sunday 10th April 2016 at 19:00 in St Johns Cathedral. 
 
 All are welcome to all these liturgies
 – we need your prayers and support as we all journey together this year!

More information about the liturgies and especially the music to be used including the Mass of St Ita with sheet music and downloadable audio clips are all available at the Synod website.

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