Parishioners from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Monkstown, and St Oliver Plunkett Roman Catholic Church, Lenadoon, will be visiting each other’s prayer rooms on Saturday May 18.
Some of the Monkstown members will also be joining the Benedictine Monks in Rostrevor over the weekend to take part in 24/7 prayer with the monks.
The exchanges are part of a three day Faith Fest to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, inspired by the worldwide 24/7 prayer initiative.
The Rev Arlene Moore, Priest–in–Charge of the Church of the Good Shepherd, said: “We are having a Youth Praise service on Sunday May 19 at 11am which will include a live Skype link with one of our young people, Paula Lough, who is serving as a member of YWAM staff in Battambang, Cambodia.”
On the Sunday evening at 6.30pm the parish will be using specially prepared liturgy for Connor Diocese’s Vision Strategy at a service of Holy Communion with prayer for healing/anointing of the sick. The parish’s prayer ministry team attend training with Br David Jardine and Divine Healing Ministries at St Anne’s Cathedral.
Fr Martin Magill, St Oliver Plunkett Parish Priest, said: “I’m delighted our prayer room initiative is happening at the same time as that of Church of the Good Shepherd, Monkstown. People from both places will be visiting and praying in each other’s prayer room.”