A gathering for the many people who provide care to people in the local community will be held in Saint Mary’s Church, Navan on Saturday 24 September at 3.00pm. The Parish Pastoral Council have organised this ceremony to mark the Holy Year of Mercy by highlighting the very many ways in which mercy is practiced in the community.
Speaking on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council, Michelle Egan said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to recognise so many people in our parish who give so much of themselves for other people, to recognise their work and contribution to building up a caring community, and to show our appreciation. Helping and caring for others is a beautiful example of God’s closeness in times of need and His living mercy active in our lives. As a parish we wish to celebrate these examples of God’s love shown through our Caregivers during this Jubilee of Mercy.”
Michael Lyster, of RTÉ’s The Sunday Game will be the guest speaker and he will speak about his recent experience of illness and the care he received that helped him make his journey back to health and to our TV screens.
All parishioners who are in a caring role, both professional and casual are warmly invite to this celebration which will be one of thanksgiving for the work of care givers and an opportunity to pray to pray God’s blessing on the valuable work of carers in the community. The ceremony will be followed by an opportunity to meet together and enjoy refreshments in the Parish Community Centre in Navan.
For more see www.navanparish.ie.