The Kildare and Leighlin Synod Questions are now available on www.kandle.ie/synod/ under Listening Lent. You might take some time to pray and reflect on them and talk about them with family or friends before completing the online survey or coming to a parish synod listening session. On this synodal pathway, Pope Francis invites us to speak graciously with courage and boldness but also to listen graciously with respect to another person and with openness to hear God speaking to us through the story and experience of another person.
As we look to our Listening Lent these words from Bishop Denis remind us of some key aspects of what it means to be on a synodal journey. ‘May we remember that family for all of us is where the synodal journey begins – a journey of discovery, listening, participation, discerning or coming to know the will of God in our lives.’