Ecumenism is important at a local level. The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore is fortunate in that there is a long history of good relations between Christians of different traditions in the area. In recent years Christians from eastern Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa have been welcomed to the Diocese.
Christians come together to pray particularly during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity ( January 18th – 25th ) each year, and also on special community occasions such as Harvest Thanksgiving and preparation for Christmas and Pentecost. The Churches also help each other by sharing resources.
The Diocesan director of Ecumenism is Very Rev. Dr. Edmond Cullinan P.P. He maintains contact with Christians of other traditions, helps organise the annual Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18th-25th) and is available to advise on inter church issues.
Dr. Cullinan may be contacted at the Parochial House, Chapel street, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Telephone: 051-640168.