Our brothers have recently returned from preaching a Parish Mission in the Parish of Drumbo and Carryduff in East Belfast. Fr’s John Walsh, Maurice Colgan and Terence Crotty preach the mission dedicated to the Centenary of Fatima. The Parish Church was the first church to be dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Ireland, so it was fitting to preach on the message of Fatima for nine days.
Preaching topics covered by the friars included, Prayer, Reconciliation, Healing, the Holy Eucharist, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Rosary. Three liturgies were celebrated daily, Morning Mass with preaching at 7.00am, again at 9.30 am and an evening liturgy of Rosary, Sermon and Solemn Benediction. Many hours of confessions were heard over the nine days, including one whole day of confessions. The mission concluded with the blessing of Roses and Rosaries on the final weekend when the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was crowned and vested with a special rosary beads from the shrine at Fatima.
The brethren were very grateful to the people of Carryduff for the kindness and welcome shown to them over the mission days and especially grateful to Fr. Michael Sheenan, PP and Fr. Conor McGrath, CC for their kind invitation to preach in their parish.
Dominican Parish Mission 6-14th of May 2017.