25th October 2011
: : Fr Kevin McElhennon
: 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, 25th October
The first Reflection Evening, introduced by Barry McGonagle,
focused on the Offertory, where we reflected on what we bring
to Mass as our offerings to God. From the photos, you can
see the projected image of the Supper at Emmaus, below which,
is an abundance of Harvest Gifts. Two trees were placed on
the Altar, with words hanging from the branches. One tree
included the words, ‘worry, grief, relationship difficulties’,
and represented something of what we bring with us to Mass.
The second tree represented the gifts we receive from God
at Mass, and bore words such as, ‘love, peace and joy’.
The Guest Speaker was Mrs Bridie Hamdam, who shared with us
her inspirational account of how she offers her life to God.