If you do voluntary work in a parish, if you are a priest, a seminarian or a parish employee - or if you are thinking about working in a parish - this book will help you understand how Catholic parishes work, how parish life is organised and what it's like to work in them.
How to Survive Working in a Catholic Parish is a practical and user-friendly guide to surviving (and thriving) in a Catholic parish.
Bernard Cotter, a native of Dunmanway, Co Cork, has worked as a priest in parishes in Ireland and the US for twenty-one years. Whether writing for magazines or parish newsletters, he tries to present faith in simple, accessible terms.
I'm sure that those who work together sustaining the life of parish will find it a very helpful book" Cardinal Vincent Nichols. “…impressive, colourful and helpful.
- Fr Vincent Sherlock, Communications Officer, Achonry Diocese
…I certainly could relate to what I read in it.
- Seán Coll, Director, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
…an excellent publication, admirably useful…particularly useful for Parish Liturgy Groups
- Fr Brendan Hoban, Executive of the Association of Catholic Priests
…a wonderful compendium of valuable information for anyone working in a parish.
- Sister Helen M. Maher, Diocesan Forum Coordinator, St Kieran's College, Kilkenny