In the summer of 2021 Bishop Fintan Gavin encouraged us to face some new realities and challenges.
What is the “Family of Parishes”?
Bishop Fintan restated his commitment to the formation of “Families of Parishes” in the Diocese or Cork & Ross including a re-configuration of the parishes for mission.
It describes the creation of a bond between a group of parishes in order to sustain their pastoral life. Practically this means parishioners, lay people, clergy and religious communities sharing resources, responsibilities, and ministry, strengthening our unity as one Body of Christ.
Our particular Family of Parishes includes the five Parishes of Carrigaline | Crosshaven | Monkstown | Passage West | Tracton Abbey