Archbishop Farrell has established a Task Force to support parishes to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity, and to enable the Archdiocese of Dublin to act now so as to be able to give effective witness in the future. The Archbishop has initiated a conversation aimed at stimulating engagement across the whole Archdiocese.
As a missionary Church we need to be clear about what we are offering to the world, what we need to retain and build on so as to be bearers of hope, and what we must change or leave behind as we build a future of hope while slowly emerging from the Covid-19 crisis.
The Archbishop has invited the Task Force to engage with parish communities in order to take account of their needs and perspectives on the pastoral challenges ahead and also to encourage a process of reflection and discernment within parishes.
The Chairperson of the Task Force, Msgr Ciarán O’Carroll, has pointed out that there has already been “sincere and thoughtful engagement with the process so far by priests, deacons, deaneries, parish pastoral councils, parish finance committees, school principals, teachers and BoM chairpersons”.
Families in our parish are now invited to be part of the Task Force’s work of Building Hope: to pray, to discuss the consultation with their families and to complete the ONLINE CONSULTATION (live until Sun 18 July). More information here.
See special video message from the Archbishop below.