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Diocesan Pastoral Council for Kildare to move laity from spectators to players

“Unless there is a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, there can be no real progress.” —Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.11.24.

Holy Door is a symbol of welcome: Bishop Duffy

“I encourage priests and parish pastoral councils to provide opportunities for people to participate in the Year of Mercy.”

2016.02.20.

Primate appeals for cohesive plan for refugees

“We are being confronted with a human tragedy that requires a generous political and church partnership to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people."

2015.10.26.

Archbishop reflects on contribution of parish councils

"The challenge we face is not just about what the Parish Pastoral Council of 2020 will look like, but what will the Church look like in 2020."

2015.09.22.

Review of parish pastoral councils in Dublin diocese

Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Martin began promoting the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes.

2015.09.18.

Govts urged to agree coordinated refugee action plan

“All of us can play our part in making such a plan work on the ground here in Ireland" - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.09.09.

Role for the community in caring for sick: Archbishop

Dublin seminar provides concrete suggestions on how to structure the pastoral care of the sick in a parish in today’s world.

2015.02.08.

Renewal is not merely about restructuring: Bishop

Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry leads 50th anniversary celebrations at Our Lady, Star of the Sea church in Desertegney.

2014.08.27.

Diocese of Cloyne to roll out parish pastoral councils

Bishop concerned that so many families “labouring under strain of severe financial burdens.”

2014.03.09.

Archdiocese of Tuam considering permanent diaconate

New pastoral plan distributed at Masses throughout the diocese this weekend.

2013.10.13.
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