Read the report of the recent Diocesan Funeral Conversations held in each of the three deaneries. The report contains a compilation of the key findings that emerged in the conversations. Bishop Denis and the Diocesan Commission for Liturgical formation look forward to continuing the work begun in this process in a spirit of on-going partnership with the people of the diocese as we build on the good foundations of local funeral practice.
Three Deaneries– Three Conversations
Conversations were held as follows:
19 February, Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Killenard, Co. Laois
7 March, Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.
19 March, Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare
Who Came to the Conversations?
Over 250 people, from 46 of the 56 parishes of the diocese, attended the three gatherings.
Attendees included Funeral Directors, Parish Funeral Ministers, Parish Pastoral Council Members, Liturgy Group Members, Music Ministers, Parish Pastoral Workers, Parish Sisters and members of the Clergy as well as some parishioners who had experienced bereavement in recent years.
The conversations were hosted by Bishop Denis and members of the Commission for Liturgical Formation.
Bishop Denis and the Diocesan Commission for Liturgical Formation would like to thank all those who took part in these conversations. What was said in these conversations will help guide our work in the coming months.
In the Autumn we will begin offering resources to parishes.
We look forward to continuing the work begun in a spirit of on-going partnership with the people of the diocese as we build on the good foundations of local funeral practice.
Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow