Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Continuing Ministerial Education:
A day to think and talk about prayer
Prayer was at the heart of the March training day for clergy and readers in the diocese, when two groups met at the Rectory in Askeaton to discuss personal prayer, prayers in the life of the church, praying for others, and teaching others to pray. The two groups met on 12 March. We looked at different styles of prayer and discussed how we need to develop a life of prayer that suits our own needs and personality, while also helping others to develop an approach to prayer that meets their own personality types.
These monthly training days are designed for clergy and diocesan and parish readers, but are open to others who are interested.
Each week, sermon ideas for the following Sunday are posted on the CME site at: https://cmelimerick.blogspot.ie/. Each week’s posting includes reflections on the Sunday readings, collects, prefaces, post-communion prayers and other liturgical resources, as well as suggested hymns and appropriate photographs that can be used in parish newsletters and service sheets.
The next two training days are in April and May, looking at the place of cathedrals in the life of the Church, and discussing different styles of public worship.
On Monday 30 April, Canon Patrick Comerford will lead a ‘field trip’ to the three working cathedrals in the diocese, beginning at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, moving on to Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, Co Clare, and finishing in the afternoon at Saint Brendan’s Cathedral, Clonfert, Co Galway.
On Monday 28 May, participants are invited to consider different approaches to liturgy and worship. This programme, in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Co Limerick, and is being led by the Revd Michael Cavanagh and Canon Patrick Comerford.
Further details are available from Patrick Comerford.
This half-page news report is published in the April 2018 edition of ‘Newslink,’ the magazine of the Church of Ireland United Dioceses of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert