15th November 2011
: : Fr Joe Gormley
: St Mary's Church, Killyclogher
In Cappagh Parish the Stage
III preparations took the form of four Reflections Evenings
on Tuesdays, in St Mary’s Church, Killyclogher, at 8pm.
Each evening was hosted by young people from the parish who
are involved in the Pope John Paul II Awards Programme. The
evenings lasted approx 40mins with a local guest speaker each
evening, and tea/coffee served afterwards. The Church was
beautifully prepared each evening with special lighting and
Tuesday, 15th November
The final Reflection Evening focused on the Doxology: Through
him, and with him, and in him....; and the Great AMEN! –
our response to God. Here we reflected on our commitment to
God, the commitment which began at the Baptismal Font when
the ‘water of life’ was poured onto us. The Pope
John Paul II Award participants were joined by two young parishioners
who had attended World Youth Day in Madrid earlier this year,
Brenda Mullen and Padraig O’Neill.
Brenda introduced the evening and Padraig shared with us his
beautiful and inspiring personal experience of how faith had
been handed on to him through his family.