In thanking Fr. Michael Ronan for his years of service both in Ringland and in the Diocese at large, I wish him well for his retirement. Hopefully, when he regains his health, he will be available to do some limited ministry in pastures new.
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During the coming weeks, members of the parish team will meet with Fr. Michael Ronan to discuss with him the present pattern and structure of the three areas which comprise Ringland parish. Come the Autumn, priests, deacons and people will be able to plan how we can best work together for the building up of God’s kingdom in this part of the world.
Whilst change brings a period of uncertainty, the words of the prophet Jeremiah continue to ring down the ages and speak to us today: “For I know that I have plans for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. (Jer 29:11)
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Let us thank God and pray for Fr. Michael Ronan as he prepares to begin this new chapter in his life. We pray for the people and city of Newport as this exciting opportunity for the city begins to take shape. Let us also keep the Pastoral Team of All Saints in our prayers as they plan and work to welcome the people of Ringland, St. Julian’s and Caerleon into the Pastoral Area.