St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 7.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Weekdays: Mon, Wed & Friday 10.00am
Tuesday and Thursday: 7.30pm

Holy Days: 11.00am & 7.30pm.

about St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick

St. Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo

Mass Times

Sunday: 9.00am
First Friday: 8.00pm

 

about St. Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo

PRAYER at the PLOUGHING Sept 2019

August 9, 2019 2:00 pm to September 20, 2019 7:00 am

Prayer at the Ploughing 2019

 At a recent launch of Prayer at the Ploughing challenge, I remarked on the most recent census where over 85% of respondents said they had a religious affiliation. In the seven weeks leading up to the Ploughing Championships, I am asking people all around the diocese to choose the prayer they like most, such as the Rosary or the Lord’s Prayer.  Perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down ó ghlúin go glúin in their family.

 The Ploughing Championships takes place in the middle of the annual Season of Creation, which the Church marks from 1 September  – 4 October. Because the 3-day ploughing championship focuses on rural living, I am also inviting people to submit a personal prayer (no more than 100 words) about the environment which they compose themselves. This new environmentally centred prayer could relate to farming, gardening or sustainability.

People can submit their preferences and entries to prayerattheploughing@kandle.ie between now and 10 September. Alternatively they are welcome to post them to me at Bishop’s House.

A shortlist of the favourite prayers will be displayed at the Kildare & Leighlin stand when the event gets underway on 17 September.  The theme of the Kildare & Leighlin stand at the ploughing is ‘Digging Deeper – Rooting for Christ’ a continuation of our diocesan campaign exploring new ways for people to understand their faith.

+Denis