Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, published a pastoral letter earlier this month which outlines the context and vision for changes being made in parishes in the coming weeks.
The pastoral letter coincides with the changes of appointments which involve the majority of the priests of the diocese and most of the 68 parishes.
The families of parishes initiative means that twelve of the sixteen families of parishes are being formed next month while the remaining four will be formally established next year.
The diocese has also recently launched a recruitment drive to fill two key vacancies which will support the changes being made by parishioners and clergy.
A Parish Life Coordinator will work alongside the clergy as they transition to closer collaboration while a Faith Development Coordinator will oversee the delivery of programmes in parishes which will nourish people’s faith.
Bandon Parish becomes part of the Family of Parishes which include BANDON, ENNISKEANE & DESERTSERGES, INNISHANNON & KNOCKAVILLA, KILBRITTAIN, KILMURRAY AND MURRAGH & TEMPLEMARTIN.
To read Bishop Fintan’s complete pastoral letter please click on the link below.
WE TAKE THIS OPPORTINITY TO THANK SINCERELY FR JOHN KINGSTON AND FR JOHN C O’ DONOVAN FOR THEIR WORK IN THE PARISH OF BANDON. THEY HAVE PRAYED WITH US AND FOR US, SUPPORTED US IN TIMES OF GRIEF AND UNCERTAINTY AND CELEBRATED WITH US ON HAPPY OCCASIONS. WE WISH THEM HEALTH AND HAPPINESS AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR MINISTRY IN THEIR NEW PARISHES.
On Sept 10th 2022 Fr John Newman will take up position as Parish Priest and moderator to the Family of Parishes, Fr Bartlomiej Dziedzic CC and Fr Bertie O’ Mahony AP. We welcome our new priests to the parish of Bandon.