April Draft of the New Pastoral Areas
Referring to the month of May as the final phase of the consultation period Cardinal Brady says:
“In this final phase of the consultation your views are still welcome. My hope is that you will be able to look at the pastoral area proposed for your parish and agree with me that your parish could work with the other parishes in your proposed pastoral area in carrying on Christ’s mission in the world.”
Addressing the people of the diocese the Cardinal explains how people can still share their views with him on the proposed pastoral areas.
“If you believe that this grouping of parishes is not the best way forward and think there is a better grouping that doesn’t impact negatively on another proposed grouping let us know. You are welcome to express your views to your priest or to the chairperson of your parish pastoral council who will then bring your view to your Parish Priest. Your Parish Priest can then represent your view directly to me or to Bishop Clifford. All such viewpoints are to be expressed to us by your Parish Priest by Friday 22 May.”
Finally he explains:
“We will then make our final decision about the pastoral areas of the diocese. The official map of the new pastoral areas of the diocese will then be published in June of this year.”