The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is being marked with a Service of Prayer in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Navan on Sunday 21 January 2018 at 7:30pm.
This prayer service has been prepared by Christian communities in the Caribbean along a theme from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:27. “That all may be Free” is a challenge to reflect on the brokenness of Christian relationships so that
present injustices and past prejudices may be named, acknowledged and healed.
Sr Mary Hardiman from Dunderry will share some aspects of life with parishioners and with prisoners from her missionary endeavours in the town of St Marc near Port-au-Prince in Haïti.
Some of Sr Mary’s work (and the beautiful sounds of religious music from the region) has been captured in a video which can be seen below. This video provides an appropriate answer to disparaging comments about the region which have been reported in Washington and echoed around the world in the past week. It captures some of the joy, colour and faith of the people of the region (in spite of poverty and natural disasters)
“Could anything good come out of Nazareth … Haiti … Navan?” – Join the Christian communities of Navan tomorrow evening and pray with Canon John Clarke, Fr Robert McCabe, their parishioners and Sr Mary Hardiman for the people of the region and for a healing of the tensions between Christian denominations.
Refreshments will be served after the Service.
All parishioners welcome!