Pastor's Desk: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted 17th March 2012 in Pastor's Desk

We are delighted that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has found time in a hectic schedule to come to our Church on Wednesday evening to speak about his vision for a renewed Church. Archbishop Diarmuid has won much admiration from people both inside and outside the Church for his handling of the abuse scandals since he became Archbishop of Dublin in April 2004. There is no doubt that these past eight years have not been easy; they have been traumatic, first of all for the victims and also for all people of Faith. The Archbishop has led us through that period of damning revelations and indeed has handed over to investigators the diocesan files so that the revelations could be made in truth and fullness.

In a recent interview with the 60 Minutes programme on CBS in the USA he spoke of how the Church in Ireland was at a breaking point. The Church must renew itself and once again place itself at the service of preaching the Word of God which is the Mission that Jesus gave to His followers.

I encourage all our parishioners to come along for 7.30pm on Wednesday evening to hear Archbishop Diarmuid speak for himself about the Church we need to become and how we might get there. This is a very important time in the history of our Church and what is to happen in the years ahead will affect us all. We are delighted that the Archbishop accepted the invitation of the Parish Pastoral Council to share his thoughts with us.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s presentation begins at 7.30pm Wednesday in Holy Trinity Church, Donaghmede.

Fr. Eoin

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