As you are probably aware, The ACP has taken a public position in relation to the new Liturgical Texts that are being introduced in the autumn.
We have objected to them on two counts: the poor quality of the texts themselves, and the authoritarian way in which they are being imposed.
We met with a delegation from the Bishop’s Conference, but with little success.
Now we need to decide what, if any, should be our next step. So we need to consult our members. For this purpose we are having a meeting in the parish hall in Portlaoise on Thursday, June 2nd next at 2.30pm. All members are welcome.
We are also inviting to this meeting a number of Church related lay groups. Any member who wishes to invite or bring along some lay people who have opinions on this matter (maybe members of liturgical groups or pastoral councils) should feel free to do so. The meeting will be chaired by Martin Kennedy.
We also wish to draw our members attention to the fact that we now have available to us a team of experienced legal advisors which we can make available to members. If you wish to avail of this service please contact any of the leadership team.
Can I also remind those who haven’t yet paid their €20 membership fee to kindly do so on the website or by sending it directly to me at Esker, Athenry, Co. Galway.
Tony Flannery (on behalf of the Leadership Team: P.J. Madden, Sean McDonagh and Brendan Hoban)