A gathering for all who provide care to people in our community was held in St Mary’s Church, Navan on Saturday 24 September at 3:00pm.
The Parish Pastoral Council have organised this ceremony to mark the Holy Year of Mercy by highlighting the very many ways in which mercy is practiced in our community.
Many people in our community give humble and quiet care to a family member or neighbour in their own homes while others through their work, profession or the organisations to which they belong give invaluable care and assistance to so many people in our parish.
Helping and caring for others is a beautiful example of God’s closeness in times of need and His living mercy active in our lives. As a parish we wish to celebrate these examples of God’s love shown through our Caregivers during this Jubilee of Mercy.
The ceremony in St Mary’s Church, Navan at 3pm on Saturday 24th September, will be a celebration of thanksgiving for the work of care-giving and a prayer of blessing. It will be followed by an opportunity to meet together and enjoy refreshments in the Parish Community Centre.
Michael Lyster, of RTÉ’s The Sunday Game spoke about on his recent experience of illness and the care he received that helped him make his journey back to health and to our TV screens.
All parishioners who are in a caring role, both professional and casual are warmly invite to this celebration to offer thanks and to pray God’s blessing on your work.
Speaking on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council, Michelle Egan said
“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognise so many people in our parish who give so much of themselves for other people, to recognise their work and contribution to building up a caring community, and to show our appreciation”.