4 Oct 2017

Limerick Diocesan Assembly 2017

The Diocese of Limerick has a 10 year Pastoral Plan based on our Diocesan Synod in 2016. On September 3oth representatives from all parish pastoral councils, finance councils, clergy and other interested parties were invited to a Diocesan Assembly where progress report on the first steps in our 10 year journey was shared.
Over 300 people, representing parishes from across the diocese; gathered in Castletroy last Saturday (30th September - editor) to hear a progress report on our Pastoral Plan and to hear some initiatives that they might consider for the year ahead. 
There was great listening in the hall as parish groups were led through the six strands of the theme, and an overall consensus that there is far more happening than most of us realise or credit. We also all agreed that we need to develop better communication - at diocesan, local and parish levels so that people can be inspired and supported in their work in the year ahead.  
In line with the title of our Pastoral Plan, 'Moving forward together in Hope', Bishop Brendan thanked and encouraged all, and noted that in June each parish will be asked to share some success stories from their community - so that we can meet each September for a progress report, celebrating all that has been achieved in the previous year! 
Please click HERE to read the original 10 year Pastoral Plan for our Diocese
Please click HERE to read the September 2017 Progress Report on our Pastoral Plan
Some photos are HERE
The diocese is sharing some short videos that were presented at the Assembly on the Diocesan FB page HERE across the week - showing how we are working together and moving forward in hope!

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