Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry Diocese and Fr Kevin Sullivan gathered with participants of the Course in Pastoral Ministry, Killorglin 2019-2020 on Thursday 8th October to celebrate their achievement on completing the course.
The course, organised by the Diocesan Pastoral Team, has now been undertaken by more than 400 people. This recent cohort saw 31 participants begin the course in September 2019, meeting every Wednesday evening in the Tom O’Donnell centre, Killorglin. When Covid-19 restrictions prevented the course continuing in person, the group took to Zoom to complete the programme.
Due to the present restrictions, the night of celebration and missioning could not take place in person, but Zoom offered the group a way of meeting. The Pastoral Team hosted the gathering and led the prayer. Bishop Ray outlined the challenges facing parishes and parish ministers now and into the future, while Fr Kevin reminded the group of the importance of small actions.
The participants were drawn from all five parishes of Killorglin pastoral area.
Congratulations to all!!