THE LISTENING PROCESS

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For the last 12-18 months throughout the diocese of Cashel and Emly a ‘Listening Process’ has been taking place where the people of the diocese have been given the opportunity to voice their opinions on all things Faith and Church related. Last March in the Templemore Arms the people of the parish where given the opportunity to join in this conversation.

The process is well on its way having being guided by the DPC (Diocesan Pastoral Council). All questionnaires are being assessed and formulated and will be ready for publication from mid February. A public meeting will take place on March 19th  2018 at 7:30 in the Templemore Arms Hotel where the findings of the ‘Listening Process’ will be published and discussed. The next stage will be to see ‘where we go from here’. All interested parties will be invited to attend this most important meeting in term of our parish and Church.

Listening Process Update: Feedback and Presentation is on this Tuesday night March 19th 2018 at 7.30pm in the Templemore Arms Hotel.  All parishioners are welcome.  At this presentation a copy of the Diocesan Listening Process Report will be made available to all.  This is but the first step on a long journey of discerning the parish of the future, the Pobal Dé taking ownership for their faith and parish.  How can we embrace the changes on hand with respect and sensitivity to all ages while bringing the best of the past to the present and planning for the future with hope.  Please do come along, represent your parish or the ministry or organisation you are part of.  Working together we do things best, to plan and listen so as to prepare for tomorrow.

Listening Process Update Follow up meeting next Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 8pm in the McAuley Centre. All welcome.  Those who may have missed the last meeting are welcome.  Please read the discussion document you received.  Our meeting will be a response to the findings you received.  It will be good to hear your reflections on the document. Everybody’s comment, positive and negative on the document needs to be heard and respected.  This meeting will help us as a parish to be prepared for the follow up for our next meeting for all neighbouring parishes on May 8th in the Templemore Arms.  Thank you.  Do come along. 

Listening Process Update : Thanks to everyone who participated at the Listening Process meeting and who shared their thoughts on the handbook.  We journey on with the conversation and our next meeting will be on the May 8th 2019 in the Templemore Arms when we join with the neighbouring parishes.  At that meeting we will also receive our own feedback from the Listening Process for our parish.  A work in progress.

Listening Process Update The next Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be Wednesday June 19th at 7.30pm in the McAuley Centre.  The only topic on the Agenda will be The Listening Report Detail for our parish.  A conversation on this in conjunction with the Listening Report from the Diocese as a whole is necessary before the summer recess.  This meeting is open to all parishioners and those who have journeyed with the Listening Process to date are encouraged to come.  A copy of the Listening Report for our own parish is available at the Parish Office. By engaging in dialogue we open our minds to the present reality and hopefully support each other for the journey ahead – A journey in some ways unknown but we have to make it our own in a very changing culture.  Fr. Dominic and I need your support as we go forward with trust and hope in the Holy Spirit and one another.  Keep this date in mind, all are welcome.

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The “Conversation” on the Listening Process continues, we thank those who attended the meeting on Wednesday last, 19th June, 2019.  A structure was put in place to explore some topics from the feedback in the hand book from the Diocese between now and September.  More people are encouraged to share their hopes and dreams, to acknowledge the changing culture we are living through and to believe we have a responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We can’t restore the past – we must be creative, think outside the box – live the dreams, bring others along to be part of this “Conversation”.   Get on the train – it is full of surprises – give the Holy Spirit a chance.

Listening Process Update: The Listening Process Gathering of Parishes to discuss priorities for parishes of our diocese and plan for 2020 will take place on Wed 9th Oct @ 7.30pm – in Templemore Arms Hotel, namely, Thurles, Borrisoleigh & Ileigh, Drom & Inch, Loughmore & Castleiney, Templemore, Clonmore & Killea, Templetuohy & Moyne and Upperchurch & Drombane.  All are welcome to participate