On Sunday 19th March Bishop Fintan visited the Syro Malabar Church Community in St. Joseph’s Church Wilton and at the adjoining Parish Centre

Bishop Fintan with Syro Malabar youthBishop Fintan with Syro Malabar youth

In the course of his visit Bishop Fintan met different groups including the Parish Committee members (Pradhinidhiyogam), catechism children and their teachers and the Church Community Kaikars before the celebration of Mass.  During his homily at Mass, Bishop Fintan said how the Syro Malabar Church Community enriches the Diocese of Cork and Ross with their passion to share faith with their children.  He also spoke of the importance of the Syro Malabar Rite retaining its identity as one of the Eastern Rites within the Diocese of Cork and Ross.  Bishop Fintan mentioned of how encouraging it was to see so many young people present and also assured members of his prayers as many work in healthcare and residential settings.

Bishop Fintan met with a large group of young people from the Syro Malabar Church Community after Mass

Bishop Fintan with pradhinidhiyogam membersPradhinidhiyogam members


Bishop Fintan and Fr JilsonBishop Fintan and Fr Jilson

Bishop Fintan with Youth LeadersYouth Leaders


Bishop Fintan with KaikarsBishop Fintan with Kaikars