“Going Forward in Faith, Hope & Love”- Bishop Fintan Pastoral Letter

Published on October 19, 2023

 A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Fintan, ‘Going forward in Faith, Hope and Love’ will be launched in the Diocese on this weekend Mission Sunday, October 21st-22nd. It is the fruit of 16 gatherings and conversations  held across the Pastoral Areas of the Diocese in the Spring and the discernment that followed. Summary copies are available in Church this weekend and full length Pastoral Letter is available on the Killaloe Diocesan website.


Going forward in Faith, Hope and Love

Killaloe Diocese

A letter from Bishop Fintan Monahan

Autumn 2023

Bishop Fintan Monahan has issued a Pastoral Letter to the people of the diocese of Killaloe on future planning for the diocese.

It is entitled Going forward in Faith, Hope and Love.

It was launched in the Cathedral in Ennis on Saturday 21st of October in conjunction with Mission Sunday at the vigil Mass at 6.30 pm.

It follows extensive consultation, discussion and discernment that was done in a synodal way in the diocese since the Spring of this year.

In the document there is a plan for the coming years in relation to structure for pastoral areas, pastoral practice, liturgy, clergy, new lay volunteer ministries, administration, evangelisation and mission.


A summary of the letter is available in Churches throughout the diocese.  Click on the link below for the summary.

Summary of the Pastoral Letter

Full text of Letter – Working Document

The full version or the working document for parish pastoral councils is attached also. Click on the link below for the full text.

Pastoral Letter – Going forward in Faith, Hope and Love (Working Document) Autumn 2023

Bishop Monahan thanks the many people involved in the process that led to the pastoral letter and the ongoing faith related work in the diocese and extends continued blessing and good wishes to all in the diocese, moving forward in Faith, Hope and Love.