Diocese plans for parishes

Bishop Fintan has called meetings this month of parish representatives and clergy to discuss the future of the parishes of the diocese.

Since becoming bishop in 2019 this is the first opportunity Bishop Fintan has to hold meetings with laity and clergy from across the diocese.

The meeting for West Cork parishes was held in Rosscarbery on Sunday June 12th..

The meeting for representatives from city parishes and from the Kinsale area of the diocese takes place in Cork this Sunday June 19th.

Between the two meetings, around 350 people are attending.

The meetings are considering how to plan for present and future needs in the light of changes in society and church, the impact of the pandemic and fewer priests available to serve.

Bishop Fintan is also underlining the need for all people in the diocese to answer the call to be missionary disciples in our time and place.

Click any one of the images from the Rosscarbery meeting to see the photo gallery(Photos by allaboutvideo)