2016 Year of Opportunity

 

EASTER DAWN CHRISTIAN UNITY AT THE OLD ABBEY

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Rev Stephen Richmond, Fr Willie Peoples, Rev John Montgomery and Archdeacon David Huss.

As Part of Opportunity 2016 an ecumenical service was organised. Held at  the sacred grounds of the Old Abbey in Donegal Town at 7am on Easter Sunday Morning four clergymen from Donegal Town’s ‘s four Christian Churches came together for the first ever Easter Sunday Sunrise service .  They were joined by approx 50 early risers in the Cloistered ruins for the 20 min ceremony which started at 7am comprising of song, prayer and readings. Everyone was invited back to the Huss family home (the Rectory) for a light and much welcomed breakfast.

Some of the people who attended the Easter Dawn Service

Some of the people who attended the Easter Dawn Service

Back to the Rectory for a warm cuppa and a bacon butty !!

Back to the Rectory for a warm cuppa and a bacon butty !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY /MARCH – Lent Services and Lent Course

Lent services have been held on Sunday nights in each of our four churches . During these services we have been looking at some trick questions:

21st Feb – If God is there, why doesn’t he prove it ?   – Lough Eske Church

6th March – Is the Bible’s teaching out of date ? – Killymard Church

13th March – Hasn’t religion caused war and suffering? – Laghey Church

20th March – How can a loving God judge people? – Donegal Church

Lent Course based on the  booklet ‘ Beyond Belief ‘ this course has been held at the Rectory on Wednesday nights at 8pm (24th Feb, 2nd and 9th Mar) or Thursday mornings at 10.30am (25th Feb, 3rd and 10th Mar)
JANUARY – Week of Prayer

Our Week of Prayer was held from the 17th to the 24th January 2016.This was a very special and eventful week in the life of our parish. We started of with a joint family service at Lough Eske Church followed by a short prayer walk that afternoon. Throughout the week we have had a mixture of services held both in the morning and evening with a variety of different approaches to prayer so that many people could participate. Our highlight of the week was a Prayer Walk to all of our four churches which included many refreshments and lunch.It has been a very successful week and we look forward to many more events this year of opportunity within our parish.