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Merged parish named


Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has signed a decree for the merging of the parishes of Aberfoyle Park and Blackwood under the name of Holy Family Catholic parish.

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Fr Paul Mwaura has been appointed parish priest and Deacon Tee Ping will also serve as Deacon in the new parish.

Archbishop O’Regan said the community, with the support of parish leadership and Archdiocesan staff, had been on a journey for just under 12 months that has involved consultation, prayer, communication and development.

A combined Parish Pastoral Council began meeting at the beginning of year.

“I met with them on Wednesday, 29th May 2024 to listen to their reflections about the process and any learnings, and to communicate my ratification of the process,” Archbishop O’Regan wrote in a letter to the community.

“There was an overall positive support around the process and the announcement of the new name.

“The Parish will continue to review appropriate Mass times, and this will be dealt with at a local level.

“Further parish listening sessions will be run in the parish in late June around this. Property and finance matters will be dealt with by the Parish Finance Council, in conjunction with the Archdiocese.”

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