Developing Children’s Ministry……….
Our curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara has been busy organising the Diocesan Multicultural Harvest in his role as Diocesan Chaplain to International Community. The service take place in St. Bridget’s in Castleknock on Sunday 12th October at 3pm.
He has been trying to get together a praise band and with the children, what he calls, a Choreographic Group (what I would describe as children doing actions to Christian songs with dance). They have been rehearsing in our hall on Saturdays and took part in our recent family service and were a great success. They will be meeting in the Hall on an on going basis
While rehearsing for the hour or so on Saturday afternoons the parents had to stay due to safeguarding trust / child protection policies. As the conversation flowed among the parents it came up that the current Sunday School teachers Thomas and Sourena Matthew are taking a break due to the birth of their first child, Nevin. service.. A couple of the mothers present volunteered to fill the vacancy. Chika, Obinna’s wife has very kindly offered to take these mother’s for Sunday School preparation on Saturday afternoons before the Choreographic Group meet.
We have two candidates for confirmation on Sunday 9th November at 11am following our remembrance service. The candidates are Sarah McAllister and Megan McKimm. Last year we had only one candidate who was confirmed in Whitechurch. This year the Archbishop will be coming as Megan has special needs.
It is heartening to see the evolvement of Children’s ministry in the parish . I would like to thank Obinna and Chika for all that they are doing to encourage the children and their parents.
God Bless. William
Service TimesEach Sunday
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer