Bishop to meet parishioners on future of parish house

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THE Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran is set to meet with parishioners from Rosses Point to discuss the future of the parochial house and the grounds surrounding it this evening (Thursday).

MEETING: Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran who is to meet parishioners in Rosses Point about the future of the parochial house.
MEETING: Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran who is to meet parishioners in Rosses Point about the future of the parochial house.

Speaking to the Sligo Weekender, Bishop Doran outlined his thoughts ahead of the meeting with parishioners.

“I will be discussing with them the arrangements for the parish in the context of the retirement of Monsignor Dolan. Obviously part of that will also deal with who will be looking after the pastoral care of the parish but I am aware there are questions arising in relation to the provision of a cemetery and also in relation to the house,” Bishop Doran said.

The ultimate decision does not rest on the shoulders of the bishop. As he explained, the parishioners will make recommendations firstly and it will go from there.

“Ultimately a bishop does not directly make decisions. The parish will make recommendations and if something is to be done in terms of buying, selling or renovating, the parish will make a recommendation through the finance committee to the diocese. When that happens we will either authorise or not authorise that,” Bishop Doran commented.

From a financial perspective, the house in Rosses Point would be worth a substantial sum.

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