During the months of July and August, Fanlobbus Union, Co. Cork organised twenty-four hours of prayer in each of their four churches; Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Drinagh and Coolkelure.
Each day of prayer started at 12.00 noon on Friday and finished at 12.00 noon on Saturday. Throughout the day there were fixed times for Holy Communion, Morning and Evening Prayer, as well as fifteen prayer stations in each church to reflect on different topics and guide attendants in their prayers.
Between twenty-five and forty-five people of all ages attended each of the churches, with many coming for the services and staying on to use the prayer stations. A virtual tour of the prayer stations can be viewed on the Fanlobbus Facebook page.
The Rev. Cliff Jeffers said:
The purpose of these days of prayer was to encourage the church to pray for our priorities for the future as we approach the re-opening of our activities later this year. The feedback from these days of prayer is being processed by a mission and ministry group in the parish. Going forward, this will help to clarify the parish vision for the next phase of ministry and activity in Fanlobbus Union of Parishes