Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

The annual Service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in our parish has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 7.30 PM.

The annual Service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in our parish has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 7.30 PM.

The Service which will be led by our Parish Priest V Rev Oliver Brenan PP VF and invitations are as usual being extended to Clergy and members of Church of Ireland, Methodist, Presbyterian Congregations in Kilmore Parish area and The Society of Friends Meeting in Richhhill. The guest Preacher on January 24 is the Rev Tony Davidson, Minister First Armagh Presbyterian Church

The theme, Scripture readings, and format  have been drawn up by the Christians of Germany. With their own experiences of division they have identified the theme:Crossing Barriers. Scripture readings include; Corinthians%: 14-20, Psalm 18: 26-32 and Luke 15: 11-32  prayers will be led by people from the various visiting  Congregations as well as representatives of our own churches of Mullavilly and Stonebridge.

The commencement time has been moved to 7.30 PM to increase the opportunity for social interaction over refreshments. These will be served in the Parish Centre following the Service.

Rev Bob Fyffe Secretary, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, finds thoughtful expression in his message about Crossing Barrierst

This is a time of great change and uncertainty around the world as we confront difficulties such as climate change, migration of people across the planet and conflict spreading in many places. In the European context we see many of these issues finding expressions on our street and these are indeed a cause for    prayers for unity

We need to pray for a greater vision of Christian Unity. With so many global and local issues confronting all of us every day, ,our witness needs to be strong and clear in its praying for a Christ centred Church, in standing with those on the margins who have no voice and no power. Prayers for unity need to become daily prayers, so that we deepen Christ’s life in each one of us..The prayer resources in this booklet have been written by a group from around Britain and Ireland. They have been provided following much prayer and reflection and are commended to you.