04 December 2018

Continuing Ministerial Education:
January workshop
on Celtic Spirituality

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate on a wall in a side chapel in Glenstal Abbey … the training day in Askeaton on 14 January explores Celtic Spirituality (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2018)

The continuing education programme for all clergy and readers in the diocese resumes in January, with workshops on Celtic Spirituality in the Rectory, Askeaton, Co Limerick, on Monday 14 January 2019. These workshops are being facilitated by the Rev Ann-Marie Stuart and the Revd Isabel Keegan.

The February programme, on Monday 11 February, looks at the practice of the Jesus Prayer and using icons in prayer.

These programmes are offered in two sessions: from 11 am to 3.30 for day-time participants, and from 7 pm to 9.30 pm for people in ministry who are also in secular ministry.

Tea/coffee/biscuits are provided, but participants are asked to bring sandwiches.

In November, the Revd Rod Smyth of Nenagh introduced a workshop on the choice of hymns, canticles and music, which is often a difficult task for clergy and readers alike.

Rod tackled the thorny problems faced by people who have difficulty in selecting hymns for Sundays, and offered advice about appropriate hymns for Advent, as well as Baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Meanwhile, Canon Patrick Comerford publishes online resources every Monday morning that are suitable for clergy and readers planning services the following Sunday. These are available online at: https://cmelimerick.blogspot.com/

This news report is published in the December 2018/ January 2019 edition of ‘Newslink’ the magazine of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert

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