Listening Lent

Published on March 9, 2022

Kildare and Leighlin

Parish Of Clane & Rathcoffey


Our Three Synod Questions


Pope Francis is inviting us to participate in a Synod for our Church. The word ‘Synod’ means to walk together as we discern the call of the Holy Spirit for the Church.

We are inviting you to participate in this listening process this Lent 2022 by writing your responses to these three Synod questions and to return them to the special boxes in Clane & Rathcoffey Churches by
Friday April 1st 2022. Our responses in Clane & Rathcoffey Parish will be sent to Bishop Denis Nulty. People are also welcome to send an individual submission to [email protected]

  1. Thinking about the Church and our Parish how and when do I find being part of it a source of joy and
    nourishment for me in my faith?
    When might it bring disappointment or pain?
  2. When I hear the word ‘Church’ who do I think of? Who is missing? Whom do we need to listen to?
    How can we be more inclusive?
  3. Thinking about how we as a Parish Community bring the love of Christ into the world what are thing does our local Parish do really well?
    What are thing could it do better? What are thing could I do?
    What specific hope or dream do I have for the Church moving forward?