Bishop Fintan made a pastoral visit to Farranree Parish on February 22nd and 23rd last. He was warmly welcomed at the Saturday vigil Mass where the Parish Folk Group were in fine voice. Bishop Fintan greeted people at the end of Mass and met many others for light refreshments in the Family Centre afterwards.
Bishop Fintan celebrated Mass on Sunday morning where there was a great attendance and the Senior Choir led the singing.
Parishioners were genuinely delighted to meet the Bishop and felt very encouraged by his visit. Bishop Fintans’s message echoed the mandate which he received from Pope Francis of a church in renewal and one that requires a strong emphasis on youth membership and an invitation to those who are on the periphery of faith.