first_imgBishop Philip Boyce launched the ‘Raphoe Faith Gathering’ on Monday night in the Pastoral Centre as ‘An opportunity to come together, to celebrate, explore, experience, find and share.’By Caoimhe Ní Chathail The event will take place in Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October.Described as a celebration of faith, keynote speakers include Archbishop Charles J Brown; Papal Nuncio, Colette Furlong and John Mc Areavey who will present the Pope John Paul II Awards after the 7:30 vigil mass in the Cathedral.A total of 96 students will receive the award which over the past three years has seen over 180 students completing 5500 hours of volunteering in both their parishes and communities in the Raphoe diocese.With each day beginning at 10 and finishing up at 6, there is a wide variety of workshops to attend. Covering an array of faith-based subjects, the workshops vary from ‘Preparing for Baptism’ with Gerry and Geraldine Burke on the Saturday, ‘Growing in Faith’ with Fr. Michael Duignan on the Sunday and ‘The God of Everyday Life’ with Sr. Rosemary Gallagher IBVM on both the Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s programme will also include a ‘Youth Space with Elation Ministries’ between 2 and 6pm for those between the ages of 15 and 25, which will cost €5.Greatly inspired by the success of last year’s Eucharistic Congress, a Prayer Space and Wall of Intentions, an Exhibition Space, Gathering Space and Café Space will be provided.The cost to attend is €10 per day. The contact details for any queries or bookings are listed below. Address : Raphoe Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny. Tel : 074 9121853 Email : [email protected] Web : www.raphoediocese.ie RAPHOE FAITH GATHERING LAUNCHED BY BISHOP BOYCE was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Raphoe Faith Gatheringlast_img

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