"It is important that parishes remain alert to the possibility that a priest who retires or is moved to another parish might not be replaced" – Bishop Farrell.
“The idea was to give people a lift as time went on. That becomes more and more important as people are beginning to feel cabin fever,” said Rathdowney parish priest Fr Martin Delaney.
“Like the flight attendant’s instructions ‘Put on your own mask first’, hope never encourages any kind of disdain for common sense and responsibilities of protecting human life and the common good,” said Bishop Farrell.
On World Day of Consecrated Life, bishops urge religious not to wear themselves out ensuring the survival of structures inherited from previous centuries which no longer correspond to life today.
These groupings will permit our individual parishes to become stronger, more alive, and be in a position to offer an even greater level of service in their communities – Bishop Farrell.
Diocese of Ossory tops financial transparency survey, but 62 per cent of Irish dioceses post no financial statements on their websites, We Are Church Ireland finds.
“We appreciate that a Religious Order has to look at its resources of personnel from time to time – the age profile of the members and the shortage of Vocations – and to try to continue to be faithful to the charism of the Order in the prevailing circumstances.”
As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.
Appointee to support work of parishes and offer vision and leadership to enable priests and people make needed changes to allow parishes continue to be vibrant faith communities.