Father Arnold Rosney, CC, Shannon has been appointed by Bishop Fintan Monahan to be diocesan delegate to head up the preparations in the Diocese of Killaloe for the World Meeting of Families which is due to take place in Dublin in August 2018.
Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, expressed his delight the appointment of Father Rosney to coordinate the diocesan preparations. He said, “I am delighted that Father Rosney, with all his considerable talents, energy and enthusiasm is coordinating this important project at diocesan level” according to Bishop Fintan. “There is a very detailed and comprehensive diocesan pastoral plan underway at present in the diocese of Killaloe and the preparations for World Meeting of Families will be an intrinsic part of the plan. Supporting families in the diocese is very important to work of the Church in the diocese. I look forward to working with Father Arnold and his team of collaborators who will be appointed in the coming months in preparation for the World Meeting of Families and for promoting family ministry in the diocese.”
Father Rosney is a native of Birr, Co Offaly. He was ordained in 1997, was awarded a JCL in Canon Law in the Gregorian University, Rome in 1999. He served as curate in Ennis from 1999-2001, chaplain at St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon from 2001-2006. Since 2006 he has been curate in Shannon Parish. In 2008 he was appointed Moderator of the Tradaree cluster of parishes, which covers Shannon, Newmarket-on-Fergus and Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry. In 2007 Fr. Arnold was awarded a Master of Arts, Faculty of Law degree from the University of Limerick.
Official Launch and Preparations for the World Meeting of Families
This Saturday afternoon, a special conference marking the Catholic Church’s celebration of family and family life will be held in Dublin. Guest speakers will include the co-chairs of the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin who, along with over 600 delegates, will participate in a special event to formally launch preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018 due to take place in Dublin.