Our dear friends, we write to thank you all for your generous donations over the last few weeks and months, which has certainly helped out in a lot of developing parishes.
Between vestments for clergy and laity alike, chalices and ciboria, Missals et al, over 25 parishes have been fully supplied with the basics required and other parishes are slowly building their supplies.
Thank you so much for all your help, and if you wish to donate locally we now have local posting contact points and persons so email us for details!!
Our investigations section shall continue to operate as before, and we are pleased to say that we have now managed to somewhat clear a backlog of submissions.
In one particular case, we have now managed to appoint our first investigator to a submission received here some time ago, and this is being done on a voluntary basis by aforementioned investigator.
Once the investigation begins, and until such time as it is completed, we here will make no reference to it. However, upon completion, if agreement has been reached with all parties then the full report will be published hereupon!!!
It is hard to imagine that a year has passed since this initiative of the Irish Catholic Church was launched and now set to wind down....and we shall have to wait and see what fruits (if any) will become of it.
We trust that God will tend to the needs of His church in His own particular way, but perhaps it is those earthly custodians who now need to reflect upon a few issues such as celibacy and women priests, and also the whole stagnation in relation to the permanent diaconate!!!
And now, we have reached the end of April, Easter has come to pass and we now prepare to enter the month of Mary.
It is also a time for us here in CW to take a break over the next few days to recharge our batteries, but we will be having a monthly review meeting in Dublin on Saturday.
If any of you out there have any ideas, suggestions etc that you would like us to discuss, debate etc in relation to CW, submit them to us and we shall take them on board.
In the interim, we wish you all in Ireland a very safe and pleasurable Bank Holiday weekend - don't drink and drive please - and to the rest of you all...
Cách beannacht oraibh go léir
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