We are a people called to hope, a people called to believe in and work for transformation and resurrection. We are an Easter people! Alleluia!

In his Lenten address, Pope Francis reminds us that

“In the presence of God, we become brothers and sisters, more sensitive to one another: in place of threats and enemies, we discover companions and fellow travelers. This is God’s dream, the promised land to which we journey once we have left our slavery behind.”

“To the extent that this Lent becomes a time of conversion, an anxious humanity will notice a burst of creativity, a flash of new hope.”

Although at times the memory and pain of Good Friday seems to be an easier reality to grasp.  In partnership with Christ though, we can break open God’s saving message of hope and share its joy with the world; “Such is the courage of conversion.”

On behalf of the Priests, the Senior Leadership Team and the Pastoral Council of the Pastoral Area, we wish to thank all who are engaged in ministry in our Pastoral Area of Greystones and Kilquade.

Thank you to all those for the preparation of and participation in our liturgies this Lent and Easter.

Thank you for sharing your faith, time and gifts with our faith communities. We are deeply grateful for the witness you give.

Thank you to all who continue to support our parishes through your presence, prayer, service and giving.

On a personal note, thank you for all the blessings received during my time here with you all. Please keep me in your prayers going forward as I take up a new appointment.

May the Risen Lord continue you to fill you with the Holy Spirit.

We are an Easter people and Alleluia is, indeed, our song.

Fr. John Daly

Search Parishes of Greystones & Kilquade