WMOF2018 Diocesan Launch

Dioceses around Ireland gathered this evening to launch WMOF2018.  In our diocese we gathered in the Cathedral of the Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen.  This was the first Diocesan gathering in the Cathedral since its re-furbishment and our Diocesan Administrator, Fr Dermot Meehan, led the liturgy.

Parishes from all over the diocese were represented, with a name plate of each parish carried in procession along with flowers to be presented at the Altar.  Fr Steve Gibson, of the Father Peyton Centre, Attymass had prepared a video on the life of the Venerable Patrick Peyton “The Rosary Priest” that set the tone for the praying of a “family Rosary” and the telling of the story of our faith through the various mysteries.  Each parish took a part in praying different decades, reading reflections, Scripture passages etc.

It was a wonderful gathering and a joy to see so many people present.  Certainly the World Meeting of Families holds significance for the people of Achonry.