In a statement on Monday, the bishop-elect said, “The Church of the future is about the increased involvement of lay people; of people and priests working together.”
In his homily, Mgr Tommy Johnston told mourners, “The gunshots that rang out in the early hours of Wednesday morning echoed not just in the town of Castlerea but right across the country.”
“We will need volunteers to assist with cleaning, stewarding, reading, ministering the Eucharist and other roles and responsibilities which some of our older members may be unable to fulfil at this time” - Archbishop Martin on Trinity Sunday.
Singers and musicians from across the various Churches in Ireland will collaborate in a performance of the hymn ‘Be Thou My Vision’ and this will be released on Pentecost Sunday.
Every life matters. Every life counts. Every life is precious irrespective of age or potential productivity – Bishop Denis Nulty.