05 October 2019

One-day workshop for clergy
and readers on new services

The Revd Rod Smyth … leading a one-day workshop on 22 October on new services and prayers

A bewildering array of new services have been authorised for use in the Church of Ireland.

These include new forms of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, blessing, prayers and naming ceremonies in cases of early infant and prenatal deaths, new Collects of the Word, and Holy Communion by extension.

Finding our way through them may be puzzling for clergy and readers, and even more difficult for parish congregations.

The training programmes for readers and clergy resume with a one-day workshop at the (Roman Catholic) Diocesan Centre at Saint Munchin’s College on Corbally Road, Limerick, on Tuesday 22 October.

This one-day programme is being facilitated by the Revd Roderick Smyth, Rector of Nenagh. The diocesan secretary, Mrs Yvonne Blennerhasset, is also speaking on parish administration at the same workshop.

Further details are available from Canon Patrick Comerford.

Meanwhile, Patrick continues to publish on-line resources for liturgy and preaching on Monday mornings at https://cmelimerick.blogspot.com/

This is an edited version of a news report in the October edition of ‘Newslink,’ the Limerick and Killaloe diocesan magazine (p 17)

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