St Luke’s Day was celebrated in St Luke’s Church, Douglas, Cork, with a special school Service. The focus was on Luke who is described in the Bible as a physician. Dr Ronan Curtin, a school parent, and consultant cardiologist at Cork University Hospital, was the special guest at this Service. He was interviewed by the rector, Archdeacon Adrian Wilkinson, about his work as a cardiologist. The hymns and prayers all reflected the theme of healing and were led by the pupils.
Later in the morning a Service of Wholeness and Healing in the context of the Eucharist was held. The congregation at this Service was joined by members of the parish healer prayer chain whose members pray for the sick and those in need each day in their own homes.