Priests across the diocese who have begun ministering together in families of parishes have met at meetings organised by the diocese
Bishop Fintan said that the purpose of these meetings is to help priests tease out what working together as a team means and how this will impact on their shared ministry in Family of Parishes. The meetings were facilitated by Elizabeth Garry Brosnan and there were three similar meetings across the diocese: in Rosscarbery, Innishannon and in Cork City.
Twelve of the planned 16 families of parishes have been formed this year with each involving between three and six parishes. Priests in each family of parishes will meet regularly to discuss, together with our parish communities, practical considerations such as Mass schedules, time off, ways of supporting each other and new ways of sharing responsibilities.