Killaloe women’s group links up with ACI

Affiliation focused on fostering future Christian communities

The Killaloe Forum on the Diaconate, which challenged the introduction of the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Killaloe, has decided to affiliate with the Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI).

Commenting on the development, founding member Martina Meskell said the group, now known as ‘Seeds of Hope’, was “very excited about our affiliation with ACI”.

She said the group’s vision was for “an inclusive Church where the Spirit of the Gospel is allowed to breathe through the voices of all the baptised. A Church where laity, religious and clergy work in collaborative ministry, and education and opportunity go hand in hand to enable each person’s talents and gifts to be utilised to the full.”

Ms Meskell added that ‘Seeds of Hope’ recognised the need “to identify, train and form people for ministry in church so that Christian communities may be fostered and developed into the future”.