Bishop McKeown Virtual Pilgrimage
Bishop McKeown is asking the Diocese to join him in any way as he conducts a virtual pilgrimage of Lough Derg.
This is a link to his message about it-he is asking people to do this for three reasons-to pray for end to the Coronavirus, to pray for those who have been deeply impacted by it-those suffering, those who have died, families grieving loved ones etc and thirdly to ask the Holy Spirit to guide us as to how we live through this time and after this time. https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/a-day-of-prayer-and-penance
I thought we might ask the children to join with him on Friday by making a May Altar, praying the Rosary or Stations of the Cross at home with their family and giving up something like sweets for the day, a favourite electronic gadget, a T.V. Programme. https://catecheticalcentre.org/primary-school-resources/how-to-pray-the-rosary/ https://catecheticalcentre.org/holy-week-2020/the-stations-of-the-cross-for-children-and-families-during-the-coronavirus/
Drawing Near to God-Drawing a Prayer
Karen Kiefer has developed another wonderful resource based on her book Drawing God. I’ve attached the resources -Draw Near to God-National Day of Prayer (U.S.A) on 7th May- we can join in and make it an International Drawing God Day!!! https://www.drawing-god.com/draw-near-to-god