Message from Fr Kevin

Dear parishioners,

This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday; the feast of the coming of the Holy Spirit is unlike any other. You are celebrating it in your homes, the domestic churches, as individual families. Even though you are not gathered as the large community of believers, one thing you can be certain of is that the Spirit of God is with you all. The Holy Spirit has guided the Church from that first Pentecost Sunday. The same Spirit is with us as we as a community of believers adjust to the changes that have taken part in our lives.

The Holy Spirit has inspired men and women down through the ages to make brave and courageous decisions. We just have to have that same courage in these difficult times and make the bold decisions so that as a community of believers we continue to grow and flourish. In September, when there will be easier movement of people, we as a parish community will have to put a new Parish Assembly in place. The process for doing this had begun when the lockdown took place. I ask that you would have the courage at this time to be involved in the life of the parish community, as new ways are introduced to live out our faith.

Thirty years ago next Tuesday, 2nd June, I was ordained a priest in the Cathedral in Cork. Looking back over those thirty years I wonder where the time has gone. I have been in so many different situations and had so many different life experiences both here in Ireland and in Ecuador. It happened that I celebrated my First Mass on the Feast of Pentecost. Since then I have always felt that no matter what came along the Holy Spirit was with me over the last 30 years, and will be with me in the future. I never envisioned that I would be celebrating my 30th anniversary of my ordination in a lockdown situation.

I ask for your prayers for me and my fellow priests at this time. The start of June was the traditional time when priests were ordained in this diocese, and many will be celebrating their anniversaries of ordination on their own
I continue to remember you all in my prayers and Masses.

Fr Kevin

1 Comment

  1. Katherine o Kelly lynch

    Wed 03rd Jun 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Happy Anniversary Fr Kevin

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