Bulletin 21 January, 2024

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a response to Christ’s prayer “that they all may be one” (John 17:21). It is an eight-day period of prayer in which all Christians are invited to participate. The week is celebrated each year from January 18-25, concluding on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. This year’s theme: You shall love the Lord your God… and your neighbour as yourself. Luke 10:27 Much progress has been made in the last 100 years to bring all Christians together. One good example is the fact that the Baptism celebrated by all Christian denominations is mutually recognized. This means that if a Methodist wants to become a Catholic (or vice versa) the Baptism they received in their ‘mother’ church is accepted by the ‘adoptive’ church.

The Unity Prayer 

My Jesus,

May our feet journey together. May our hands gather in unity. May our hearts beat in unison. May our souls be in harmony. May our thoughts be as one. May our ears listen to the silence together. May our glances profoundly penetrate each other. May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.

Alpha Training Days

Two Alpha Training Days – 27 Jan and 3 Feb 2024: – The Office for Mission and Ministry are hosting two Alpha training days for Parishes/Families of Parishes: 1. Cork City (Blackrock Parish Centre) on Saturday 27 January 2024 2. West Cork (Clonakilty Parish Centre) on Saturday 3 February 2024 Both Training Days begin at 10:00am and finish at 3:30pm. Please contact the Office,for Mission and Ministry as soon as possible through the Diocesan website: https://corkandross.org/alpha-training-day

Recent Deaths:

The deaths have occurred of Jimmy O’Brien, High St; Sally Walker, South Douglas Road; Jude Madden, Curragh Road. We pray for them and we sympathise with their families and friends