Bishop Fintan Gavin travelled to the Mizen Peninsula at the weekend and celebrated the 10.30am Mass in St Mary’s Church, Schull.
During Mass, Bishop Fintan inducted Fr Myles McSweeney as Parish Priest. Parishioners presented Fr Myles with the book of the Gospels, a stole and the keys of the church as part of the Induction Ceremony.
Fr Myles has the pastoral care of the parishes of Schull and Goleen and is assisted in his ministry by Fr Anthony Buckley C.C.
The parishes of Schull and Goleen are part of a Family of Parishes which is comprised of Muintir Bháire, Bantry and Caheragh.
The clergy in the family have met on two occasions to discuss the best way of moving forward with greater collaboration and better stewardship of resources.
The mission of the church hasn’t changed but how we approach that mission going forward must shift in response to our circumstances.