Welcome to Fr. Rafal Zielonka who has been appointed as curate to our parish by Bishop Buckley. While Fr. Rafal has been appointed to Our Lady Crowned, he will also assist in St. Patrick’s/Holy Family and St. Joseph’s. Fr. Rafal is from the diocese of Tarnow in southern Poland. He is currently resident in St. Augustine’s in Washington Street which is the home of the Polish community here in Cork. He has been assisting Fr. Piotr Galus there for several months and will move to our parish in the next few weeks. Fr. Rafal will reside in the presbytery in St. Joseph’s. I know that Our Lady Crowned and the wider Mayfield community will take Fr. Rafal to their hearts and make him warmly welcome. The appointment of Fr. Rafal is yet another positive step for the Mayfield area in 2017. We also look forward to the ordination of David Lane to the permanent deaconate on 10th Sept next and the golden jubilee celebrations for Fr. Dermot Brennan OP on Sat. Jul. 8th @ 7pm. 2017 will be a great year for our parish and community and we are delighted that Fr. Rafal will now be part of our parish and our story.