Pastoral Letter February 2019

“The 2017 Archdiocesan Synod voted for new priorities which must be addressed. They cannot be simply “add-ons” to what we already do. ”
cardinal John Dew

A Pastoral Letter from Cardinal John Dew was read in parishes of the Archdiocese at Masses on the weekend of 16-17 February.

In the Letter Cardinal John directed parishes to undertake a review of their churches and presbyteries, in the light of pressures from earthquake resilience issues, the reduced availability of priests and the directions which emerged from the Archdiocesan Synod in 2017. Proposals resulting from the review are to be sent to him by 30 October 2019.

The full text of the Pastoral Letter can be found here.