Bishop publishes pastoral letter setting a new direction for parishes in diocese

Bishop Fintan Gavin addressing a recent meeting of parishioners and clergy about planning for the future of parishes.

Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, has published a pastoral letter which outlines the context and vision for changes being made this summer.

The pastoral letter entitled Putting Out into Deep Waters introduces a new model for the relationship between parishes and a new emphasis on teams of priests, deacons and lay people ministering together in families of parishes.

Click here to read the complete pastoral letter in a PDF document.

Printed copies of the pastoral letter will be available in parishes in the coming weeks.