09 October 2018

Continuing Ministerial Education:
Preparing for Remembrance Day
on the 100th anniversary

The War Memorial in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2018)

Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought an end to World War I.

All clergy and readers in the united dioceses are invited to a working day in the Rectory, Askeaton, Co Limerick, on Monday 15 October to look at resources and planning for Remembrance Day on this year’s centenary.

Where do I find resources and readings?

How can we be sensitive to a diversity and variety of views and the challenges this day poses in a parish?

Once again, this programme is offered in two workshops: from 11 a.m. to 3.30 for day-time participants, and from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for people in ministry who are also in day-time or secular employment.

The programme in September was a working day on bringing Spiritual Tourism to our parishes. The day was facilitated by Archdeacon Simon Lumby and Canon Patrick Comerford, and included a field trip to a number of sites in Askeaton linked to potentials in Spiritual Tourism, including the Templar Tower, the Famine grave, the grave of the poet Aubrey de Vere, and the ruined cloisters of the Franciscan Friary.

Although these days are designed for priests and readers, spouses, partners and friends are always welcome. Further details are available from Patrick Comerford.

Meanwhile, ministerial and liturgical resources, including sermon ideas, readings, collects, post-communion prayers, hymn suggestions and illustrations are published each Monday morning by Patrick Comerford on the web at: https://cmelimerick.blogspot.com/

This half-page report is published in the October 2018 edition of ‘Newslink,’ the diocesan magazine of the United Dioceses of Limerick, Killaloe and Aerdfert [p 11]

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