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The Listening Process

Cashel & Emly Listening Process 

Cashel & Emly Listening Process Follow-Up – Support for Parish Groups.

The Listening Process has been completed throughout Cashel & Emly.  We have now prepared a detailed ‘Diocesan Listening Process Report and next steps – a discussion document’ (Report)  – click here to download – which has been presented to parish groups during March / April with further discussions held during May.

During October 2019 our Gatherings of Parishes have been focusing upon establishing priorities for our parishes and taking time for prayerful reflection upon the emerging seeds of hope with a view to launching and implementing initiatives in 2020.

During November 2019 training support for parish groups will be provided at four venues throughout the diocese as follows;


Support for Parish Groups


Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon, Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies


Rosemary O’Connor, Limerick Diocese.

Venues & Dates

 1. St. Patrick’s Campus, MIC, Thurles – Monday 4th November 2019 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2. Fethard Ballroom, Fethard – Monday 11th November 2019 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

3. Millennium Centre, Caherconlish  – Monday 18th November 2019 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

4. Ballykisteen House Hotel – Monday 25th November 2019 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The training provided is intended to affirm pastoral groups in their way of working together as a team with structures to ensure that the needs of a Parish are addressed using the resources that are available and can be developed with diocesan support.

It is important that all the members of the parish group participate. Also, the training with other parish groups will offer support.


These details and booking forms have been provided to all parishes.  For further information please contact your parish or email

Fr Martin Hayes, Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pastoral Planning & Development.