Saturday, January 15, 2011

066 Portlaw Mission Group 2006.

Some of th Mission organisers, including Fr. Gerry O'Connor, C.C.,
Fr. Paschal Scallan, C.M. and Fr. Seán Farrell, C.M.

The Mission held at St. Patrick’s Church in February 2006, the first for many years,  was highly successful,  and bore the title – ‘Bridging the Gap’.  The programme was as follows:-
MISSION  PORTLAW
18th to 25th February 2006
 “Bridging the Gap”
with the
Ember Team  - Fr. Paschal Scallon, C.M. and Fr. Seán Farrell, C.M.

THEMES:
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Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist,
Fullness of Life in Christ
*
Blessing and Healing
*
Church as Community
*
 “Has no one condemned you?”
(Sacrament of Reconciliation)
*
Reflection on the Cross.

An Open Forum on Wednesday 22nd included the following speakers:

Fr. Paschal Scallon, C.M., Fr. Sean Farrell, C.M.,
Fr. Liam Power - Diocesan Director of Pastoral Development,
Revd. Jenny Crowley - Church of Ireland,
Mr. Andrew Meaney - Layperson working in Child Development.


The above illustration, showing the overflowing Clódagh River, used on the Mission brochure cover, was adapted from a photograph taken on 17 April 2005 following heavy rains.
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