Marino Parish is part of a Diocesan Grouping with the neighbouring parishes of Donnycarney and Fairview.
The idea of a Parish Grouping, (originally referred to as a “Cluster”), was proposed by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, under a Pastoral Initiative called “Parishes working together for mission “in September 2004.
The purpose of the Grouping is to encourage co-operation between parishes, to begin to work together, seeing what can be best done on a broader level, responding to new challenges of evangelisation and faith formation, sharing resources and services, while always being sensitive to local traditions and needs.
The 3 parishes aim to meet at least twice a year to discuss items of common interest and organize parish activities where we may take the opportunity to get to know our neighbouring parishes better.
Such activities have included the “Eucharistic Congress Bell ceremony” ,and the summertime “Walk in the Light of the Lord”.