Each parish community in the Dublin Diocese has been invited to begin to reflect on how best to respond to the pastoral situation in which we find ourselves. There is a continued decline in the number of new vocations to the priesthood so we will have fewer priests in the future to support the work in the parishes of the Diocese.
Our challenge is to shape the future in the light of the Gospel, rather than simply reacting to events. The Archbishop has invited all parishes to hold a discussion on what is going well in the parish, where there is room for improvement, and which other parishes it would make sense for us to partner with.
Everyone is invited to take part in this conversation as together we build hope for a new future and a new way of being Church. Our gathering will be held in the Church on:
Thursday 14th July @ 7:30pm.
The Building Hope team has put together this short video to explain more fully what is involved and we would ask everyone to join us for this important discussion on the future of our parish as we want all voices and perspectives to be represented.
In preparation for this meeting, the Diocese has provided us with a parish profile that outlines our population, liturgical celebrations, and collections over the last number of years. Printed copies are available in the Church or you can download/view a copy here.