As we say farewell to Fr. Greene this weekend, we welcome his replacement Fr. Gabriel
Burke. It is a time of change and adjustment for a number of priests throughout the
Diocese and we remember them all in their new appointments and pray that they will
all be happy in their new ministry.
Fr. Burke was born in Dublin and was ordained for the Diocese of Cloyne in June 1997.
Before being appointed to Mitchelstown he served thirteen years in the parish of
Macroom and the last four years in the parish of Carrigtwohill. We extend a warm
welcome to him in our community and assure him of our prayers and support.
New NET Ministry Team:
Last year we enjoyed the company of our first NET (National Evangelisation Team)
team of James, Karla, Emma, Ally & Joseph, who were with us until the end of May
last. On Sunday, September 21st a new team will come to the parish and stay with
us until the end of May 2015. The team coming are; Lizzy, Kevin, Sacha, C.J., & Abby.
They will bring to our young people, support and friendship and be an encouragement
to us all in the living of our faith in Jesus the Saviour. We remember last year’s
team and keep the new team in our prayers as we prepare to welcome them to our parish
and to our schools.
New School Year:
The new school year 2014/2015 has already commenced and both teachers and pupils
are settling in to their new classes. It was an enjoyable summer holiday for everybody
and we pray that everybody will have a safe and happy year of learning, growing and
discovering the beauty of life and its many opportunities. May Our Lady watch over
all our families and especially our young people.