These bodies are established by the bishop to advise and assist him with specific areas of pastoral and administrative concerns.
Council of Priests for Cork and Ross
The Council is a consultative body that assists the bishop in promoting the pastoral welfare of the people of the diocese. Some members are ex-officio, some are nominated by the bishop, some are elected by the priests in the diocese. The Council meets nine times per year.
Mgr. Leonard O’Brien, PP VG
Parochial House, Clonakilty, Co Cork
That the bishop re-establishes a Diocesan Liturgy Commission which will coordinate education, ongoing training and models of good practice in the preparation and celebration of the liturgy.
a) That the Diocesan Liturgy Commission establishes a Diocesan Music Committee as a sub-committee. It will provide guidance, training and resources for the use of music in the celebration of the sacraments and other liturgies.
b) The Mass is the supreme expression of the bond between the praying community and Christ. However, there is a whole variety of other liturgies which can enrich the life of a parish. The Diocesan Liturgy Commission will work with others to develop a programme of training for lay people to lead various liturgies and occasions of prayer.
(extract from “Pilgrim Steps: Report of the Pastoral Strategy Group”, 2005.)
The Cork and Ross Liturgy Commission was re-established in Nov 2006.
Bishop John Buckley
Fr. Christy Fitzgerald
Fr. Declan Mansfield,
Contact: Fr. Christy Fitzgerald, Director of Liturgy
Address: Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork