Family Prayer Time – “A family that prays together stays together”
At Saint Peter’s Square, during the Holy Mass for the Family Day, in October 2013, Pope Francis asked if people prayed together as families. He said “And all families, we need God: all of us! We need his help, his strength, his blessing, his mercy, his forgiveness. And we need simplicity to pray as a family. Praying the Our Father together, around the table, is not something extraordinary: it’s easy. And praying the Rosary together, as a family, is very beautiful and a source of great strength! And also praying for one another! The husband for his wife, the wife for her husband, both together for their children, the children for their grandparents….praying for each other. This is what it means to pray in the family and it is what makes the family strong: prayer.”
We are inviting all parents/grandparents/children to Family Prayer Time with us in Ballycane Church on Tuesday 3rd March for a child-friendly introduction on what prayer is and how to pray together as a family, based on ‘YouCat for Kids’.
On Tuesday 10th March, we will have a child-friendly and hands on exploration of the Sacrament of Baptism which Bishop Denis is emphasising in ’Digging Deeper’ for Lent.
We will explore Confession for Families on Tuesday 24th March with ‘story time’ and introduction to confession for children, with an opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession.
Praying the Rosary as a Family will be explored on Tuesday 31st March. Followed by light refreshments and a chat!
All sessions take place from 7pm-8pm in Ballycane Church. All generations welcome!