Going forward in Mercy – Fr Liam Lawron
Well known singer and composer Fr Liam Lawton will be the guest speaker at a liturgy in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, on Sunday, 20 November at 3.30 p.m. to mark the closing of the Year on Mercy.
Liam is well known as an award winning multi-platinum, singer-songwriter but less well known for his reflective writing and inspirational speaking. Two of Liam’s books where God Hides and The Hope Prayer hit the publishers best sellers list in recent years. During the Liturgy in the Cathedral at which Bishop Fintan Monahan will preside, Liam will reflect on the meaning of mercy and on how it has touched his life.
People from across the diocese are invited to assemble at the Hands of Compassion outside the Cathedral from where we will process into the Cathedral through the Room of Mercy. The liturgy will include brief accounts of experiences of mercy in the lives of people, a video presentation of mercy made visible. The evening will conclude with a ritual of anointing with each member of the congregation being anointed with oil on the forehead and sent forward in mercy.
The Holy Year of Mercy began in December 2015 will conclude in our diocese on Sunday, 20 November 2016. The Year of Mercy was declared by Pope Francis as an invitation to renew our sense of God’s mercy in our lives and to celebrate the mercy and goodness we experience in the people around us.
All are welcome to attend and a cup of tea will be served afterwards.