Since Bundoran 2005, the Care for priests group has grown to twelve in number, representing a wide range of ages and location (and wisdom) in the diocese. Additionally both bishops show a great interest and at least one if not both of them attend our meetings.

The group (and its health sub—committee) meet in Ara Coeli and we should record our thanks to the Archbishop who provides hospitality and Fr. Connelly who arranges it.

Apart from two plenary sessions (Jan 06 and Oct 06) the group’s work focussed on several meetings of the Health sub-committee, chaired by Fr. Kevin Donaghy and now augmented by three medical doctors, Dr. O’Byrne (Dundalk), Dr. McCourt (Armagh) and
Dr. Mulholland (Newtownhamilton) Their expertise and interest is a huge asset and our various discussions with them has been the subject of a special time slot at Bundoran 2006, kindly ceded by the organising committee.

Our secretary has been active in fraternal contact with priests who have been ill, bereaved or transferred.

Chair: Rev. Joseph McKeever