faith and spirituality
Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for Children
This Ecumenical Service of Remembrance commemorates children who have died prior to birth, through miscarriage, stillbirth, or termination or who have died in their childhood years. All parents, families and their friends who have experienced the loss of a child at anytime are welcome. The service in particular commemorates the lives of children who died in Mayo General Hospital during 2012, or whose parents received care from the hospital during that year. One of the themes of the service is that while your child may have died your bond and relationship with your child will live on. Families will have the option to name their child, if they have not already done so and if they so wish, and have the child's name entered into the Service Remembrance Book.
Date: Friday 22nd February 2013
Time: 8.00 p.m.
Venue: Church of the Holy Rosary, Chapel St., Castlebar
Transform your life - through Christian Meditation
Learning to quieten our own busyness can provide the space and opportunity to become aware of the presence of God in our hearts and in our lives. The practice of regular meditation can transform your life profoundly. In this one day retreat you will learn how to be still and allow God to be God through using Meditation techniques that have been tried and tested.
Date: Saturday March 9th 2013
Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 p.m.
Facilitator: Maura Flynn, R.S.M. Counsellor and Prayer Guide
Bring a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee will be provided.
Monthly Meditation group
Monthly Meeting Group: This will be offered on the first Tuesday of each month from February. It will include the guidance and practice of Centering Prayer.
Dates: Feb. 5th, Mar. 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, and June 4th.
Time: 7.30p.m. - 8.45p.m.
Facilitator: Maura Flynn R.S.M.
Cost: Free of charge
St Brigid : A woman for our times
An evening of reflection, ritual and sharing on the life of St. Brigid and how we can learn from her example and apply her strengths and spirituality in our lives today.
Date: Thursday 31st January
Time: 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Presenters: Maura Gallagher R.S.M & Maura Walsh, R.S.M.
Venue: Sister's of Mercy, Árd Bhríde, Lawn Road, Castlebar.
Cost: Free of charge
Meditation for Lent
A prayer meditation service will be held in the Family Centre for a half an hour one morning each week for five weeks of Lent. This could be a really good way of doing something "extra" for Lent and preparing for Easter as well as learning simple prayer meditation practices. The atmosphere will be informal and welcoming with a cup of tea/coffee for anybody who would like to avail of this at the end of the sessions.
Dates: Tuesdays Feb. 26th, March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Time: 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
Facilitator: Sr. Maura Flynn. R.S.M.
Cost: Free of charge.
Reflections on life and faith : Preparing for Lent
A series of reflections on life and faith will take place in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar each morning Monday - Friday inclusive, 18th Feb - 22nd February immediately after the 10.00 a.m Mass. People from all parishes are invited to attend. Each reflection will last for less than 15 minutes. The reflections will also be transmitted on the Castlebar Church Radio which serves an area for several miles around Castlebar on 105 FM. The reflections will not take place on any particular day if there is a funeral Mass scheduled at 11.00 am. on that day.
Dates: Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Time: After 10.00 a.m. Mass
Presenter: Maura Walsh, R.S.M. Spiritual Guide.