Marino Priest appointed Bishop of Cork
On Monday the 8th of April last, the parishioners of Marino were overjoyed to learn that a Marino native, Monsignor Fintan Gavin, had been appointed as Bishop of Cork.
Monsignor Gavin grew up in Marino, nurtured in his faith in the bosom of a family of faith, and the parish is blessed to have both his parents still as active members of the community in Marino.
Monsignor Gavin has had a long and varied career in the Archdiocese where he is known for his forward thinking and his great support for youth and for all initiatives which contribute to a living Christian faith.
These are the attributes which he will bring to his new role as a Pastor to over seventy parishes in Cork. We cannot doubt but that he will face many challenges in the years ahead and for these we must offer our continuing prayers for him as one of our own.
In his homily at his first Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, in Cork, he spoke of the warmth of the welcome he had received and of his various contacts with the Diocese over the years. He knew of the fantastic community spirit that is alive in active and faith-filled parishes throughout the diocese, as people and priests work together. He said that he looked forward to supporting and being enriched by the community spirit there and together, in collaborative ministry, getting to know all of the people through visiting and engaging with them in the coming months and years.