Archbishop Farrell has invited each parish to reflect on the pastoral situation in which we find ourselves. What parish partnerships will work best in our locality?
Our world has changed: we cannot return to the past. God is bringing forth something new. It is an exciting time for Building Hope, which is what we call the process.
We will come together, led by the Pastoral Council and the Finance Committee to discuss the gifts and talents we have, and also our needs, going forward. Our challenge – and it is ours – rather than simply reacting to events, is to shape the future. This is the work of God’s Spirit among us.
As part of this process, there will be meetings on two consecutive Sundays, 22nd and 29th May, at 9.45 am in the McAuley Suite. Everyone is encouraged to come and discuss the future of our Parish together. Prayer for Building Hope is at the back of the Church.
The Building Hope Prayer
Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise.
You constantly journey with us even in our darkness and doubts.
We seek your way of loving kindness to walk together as one family.
Open our eyes to recognise you in the faces of one another,
in the breaking of bread and in the splendour of creation.
May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope and new life deep within us.
May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word,
bringing forth truth, justice and peace.
May the Holy Spirit working in and through us do much more
than we can dare to imagine
as we live out our baptismal calling in humble and loving service.
We make this our prayer through Christ Our Lord.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
St Laurence O’Toole, pray for us.
St Kevin, pray for us.
St Brigid, pray for us.
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