May 15th NoticesMay 13th, 2011 | By Ian Poulton | Category: Notice Board
Mothers’ Union Festival Service
The Mothers’ Union Diocesan Festival Service takes place in Mountrath Church on Wednesday evening. Our preacher will be Bishop Ken Clarke from Kilmore Diocese, the Mothers’ Union national chaplain, and the celebrant will be Bishop Burrows. Everyone is welcome at this service. There will be a choir practice to prepare for it at 8.30 tomorrow.
There are five Sundays this month, and, in two weeks time, there will be a group service in Roskelton at 11 am. It is hoped that the attendance will be somewhat larger than that at the last group service in January, when just 26 people turned up.
Blessing of the Crops
Sunday, 29th May is Rogation Sunday, the day when the church traditionally prayed for God’s blessing on the crops. This year on 29th May at 4.00 pm we are going to have an open air ecumenical service, to ask for God’s blessing, at Willie Clegg’s barley field at Kilbricken. The field is on the right hand side just past the old railway station. There will be a note sent in to the Leinster Express, but do tell your friends and neighbours about the service.
If 4 o’clock is not convenient, we have a similar occasion up in Clareen at 7.00 pm at Margaret Grant’s land at Knockarlow.