A message from Bishop Michael

At His Ascension Jesus entrusted His mission to twelve disciples. It seemed a very daunting task to go out to preach the Gospel to the whole world. He promised that He would be with them. He also promised that their task would be both challenging and demanding, even to the shedding of their blood. He also told them to entrust others to continue their mission with the simple injunction ‘pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest’.

That command of Jesus still remains. Men and women are called, in every age, including ours, to give their lives in His name as priests and religious. Responding to this call demands commitment and trust along with the support and prayers of many along the journey.

+ Michael Smith
Bishop of Meath