Parish Projects

We all like to hear good news of initiatives going well in other places. They often lead to the generation of ideas that can bear fruit in our own context. Each month, we report on a project that has taken place or is in progress somewhere in our diocese.

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School and Parish Retreats

 

 

 

Interested in School Retreats in the North East?

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St. Patrick’s Parish Assembly

St Patrick’s parish, Dundalk, held its first parish assembly in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday 24 May, 2008. Click here to view a selection of photos of the day.  It was organised by the Parish Pastoral Council as an opportunity for the people of the parish to have their say with regard to the priorities in the parish over the next few years. Almost one hundred parishioners participated representing the various areas, age groups and organisations within the parish. In welcoming the parishioners Fr Gerry Campbell gave thanks to the Lord for their generosity in responding to the invitation to attend.

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A Priestless Parish

One of my Grannies died in 1967. At that time there were three priests in our parish, two on one side and one on the other. This had been the situation for years. The impact of Vatican II was filtering through but there was no problem when there were three men to implement it.In 1978 my other Granny died and by that time a major change had taken place. Instead of a Parish Priest and a curate residing in Jonesboro, one Parish Priest was appointed and the one curate continued in Dromintee. Both clergy and parishioners embraced the reduction and there was no noticeable upheaval.

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Pastoral Council Mission Statements

In the last couple of years the Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry have helped over twenty parishes to form their mission statement, Lower Creggan and Mullaghbawn  being the most recent. All are assembled here.

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