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A Day of Friendship and Prayer, Ash Wednesday 18th February 2015

22 Jan 2015

To mark this special week of ‘Prayer for Christian Unity’, 18th – 25th January 2015, Lough Derg is pleased to announce the forthcoming eleventh ecumenical ‘Day of Friendship and Prayer’ on Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015.

 Rev. Dr. Heather Morris, former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland, will give the key note address in a special day of Christian unity on Lough Derg this Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015.

On accepting the invitation Rev. Morris said; “Jesus promises that he is with us always, but in the everyday things of life it’s easy to forget His presence. From time to time it’s good therefore to take up Jesus invitation to come to Him, to step aside, and in meeting with Jesus to discover refreshment, fullness of life, and strength for our next steps. At Lough Derg we have an opportunity to be still in an ancient place of pilgrimage, and to pray in company with other Christians across our religious traditions.”

Friends and interfaith groups from across the Christian Churches are welcome to come as a pilgrim people and gather in faith as God’s family in one of Ireland’s oldest living places of pilgrimage – Lough Derg, the Sanctuary of St Patrick.

On Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015, Lough Derg is open from 10.00am and boats will be available from this time. The short boat journey is approx. 10 minutes. Tea/Coffee & scones on arrival. There is time during the morning and afternoon for quiet reflection and to the explore the Island. The Key Note Address is at 12 noon followed by a Prayer Service in St Patrick’s Basilica. A light lunch will be served from 1.15pm and boats depart from 2.30pm. Admission; €25/£22 and includes all hospitality and services. 

Bookings can be made on this website please click on the Ash Wednesday icon on the home page or telephone Lough Derg to reserve your place on +353 (0)71 986 1518.

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