BISHOP MACDAID MAKES EASTER APPEAL TO PARISHES “TO WORK TOGETHER IN SHAPING THE FUTURE”

9 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“Some years down the road, the question will no longer be whether we have a local priest but whether we have active Christian communities witnessing to and passing on the message of Jesus,” stated the Catholic Bishop of Clogher Liam MacDaid at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in Monaghan’s St Macartan’s Cathedral.

Bishop MacDaid invited priests and lay people in the Clogher diocese “to look outside the traditional understanding of parish in order to put in place the formation, and structure, required to enable parishes to be places of connectedness and collaboration into the future.”

The Bishop challenged priests and laity in the 14 pastoral areas or parish groupings of the diocese to actively engage together in a process of discernment “to consider the best way to support the life and structure of the local Church in moving forward.”

He asked members of the clergy and parishioners to…
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