In 2016 Bishop John Keenan held a Diocesan Synod to look at the role of all members of the Church in the New Evangelisation. After much collaboration, deliberation and discussion, the publication on the Feast of St Columba in 2017 of the 'Canonical Acta' took place. This document gathers up the fruit of much work across the diocese in prayer, catechesis, consultation and Synod sessions. Bishop John said "I am convinced that these Acta contain the words of the Holy Spirit to our diocese, spoken from the lips of our faithful. In its pages, we hear what the Spirit says to the church in Paisley. (Revelations 2:7).
Bishop John is currently working with a team to publish the next steps for 2020-21.