Pastor's Desk: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 6th September 2014 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone as we return to normal here in the parish after the summer break. I do hope that you had an opportunity for relaxing and also to enjoy some of the sunshine we had over the summer months.

Grouping of Parishes

Archbishop Martin has formally “grouped” Holy Trinity Parish with St. Paul’s Parish, Ayrfield. This means that both parishes will be cared for by the one Team of Priests. The Priests appointed to this Team are:

Fr. Eoin McCrystal who will be Moderator of the Team
Fr. Gerry Corcoran Co PP who be arriving in HTP at the end of November
Fr. Niall McDermott Co PP who is residing in Ayrfield
Fr. Tom Colreavy who will be Team Assistant also residing in Ayrfield

All appointments are effective from the 1st December 2014. This is a very welcome decision by the Archbishop as I explain in the September edition of Trinity News. We will keep you posted of how it works in practice once we begin meeting in December. For the record, this is my third appointment while remaining in the one parish!! I think it may be a diocesan record!!

Services of the Word

Over the months of July & August we had a Service of the Word with Holy Communion each Wednesday. The reports I have received back is that they were celebrated beautifully with great dignity. I want to express my thanks to the Ministers who led those Services and to the parishioners for the way you embraced this new departure.

Fr. Eoin

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