Bishop Kevin’s Pastoral Letter
Bishop Kevin’s pastoral letter “Giving Thanks for the Past – Funding the Future”
“The gift of faith is an invitation into relationship with God. It is an invitation which usually comes to us through our parents and grandparents. Here in the West of Ireland, where community is still very strong, I am very conscious of how our parish communities have supported people down through the years in living and celebrating their faith. Faith is, indeed, a free gift, but the infrastructure of faith costs money. Many of our churches were built shortly after the great famine, by people who, out of the little they had, wanted to profess their faith in a concrete way. Today, in much the same way, our parishes are maintained in mission by the generous service and financial support of many committed parishioners”.