The Sycamore Course
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? NOT SURE!
WHY NOT TRY ‘THE SYCAMORE COURSE.
The Sycamore Course is a 10 week course that gives a very basic introduction
to the Catholic faith and its relevance for our lives today. It is ideally suited for
those who are lapsed Catholics and would like to know a bit more about their
Catholic faith. It is also suited for those who do currently practice, but do not
fully understand what their Catholic faith is really all about. It is also suited to
those who are not Catholics, but would like to know something about what
Each session involves a short thought-provoking 25 min video about the big
questions of life and the central beliefs of the Catholic faith. It also involves
opportunities for discussion of various questions that are related to the videos.
There will also be a time for refreshments in between the video and the
discussion group. There’s no commitment needed, so if you don’t like it after
trying it out for a week or two, you can always drop out. If you are shy and
don’t like discussion groups, you can take a back seat and just listen in. But if
you are full of ideas and questions this is an ideal space to share them. See
www.sycamore.fm for more details about this course.
Join us in the Tertiary Hall, starting on Monday 03 rd October 2022 (7.30pm
– 9.00 p.m.). To register, please contact the Dominican Priory office @ (091)
582884, or else email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Synodal pathway
In October of 2021, Pope Francis launched what’s called “the Synodal
Process.” The purpose of the Synodal Process is to allow all the Church,
(the clergy, those who practice, and those who do not practice any more)
to come together in meetings to talk about their experience of Church. This
is with the view to see what is good and working well within the Church,
but also what needs to be changed in order to move forward. The
information gathered from all the parishes and dioceses around the world
will be collected for a Synod which will take place in Rome in 2023. The
information gathered from the dioceses of Ireland will also be used for an
Irish Synod which will take place in 2025. The meetings will be facilitated
by Parish animators who have been specially trained to lead these
gatherings in a reflective, prayerful atmosphere. Our parish animator will
be Fr Gerard Mc Carthy.
You are warmly invited to our first Synodal gathering for the parish
of St Mary’s. We will be holding this meeting in the St Mary’s
Church, Claddagh on Monday 19 th of September at 7.15pm.