Lenten Adult Faith Development Gathering 2018

Lenten Adult Faith Development Gathering 2018



Adult Faith Development


Blessed Are Those

Who Know Their

Need Of God


Fr John Harris OP


Dominican Community

Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Scoil an Chroi Naofa

Society St.


Co. Galway

2.30pm – 5.15pm

Sunday, Feb. 25th


2.30pm: Word of Welcome & Opening Prayer – Bishop John Kirby

2.35pm: God’s Offer of Blessedness – John Harris OP

Christ’s calling is to enter into the joy of the Father’s love. Without appreciating the context of our faith, so much of what we are asked of as Christians seems to be too much. Only by knowing can we answer the call to discipleship.

3.40pm: Tea/Coffee break

4.00pm: Mary – Our Life, Our Hope – John Harris OP

Mary, the perfect disciple of the Lord teaches us how to open our lives to the Lord allowing to experience deeply the call to true discipleship.

4.55pm: Word of Appreciation, Youth Ministry Raffle (to raise funds toward Youth Ministry Initiatives in Clonfert Diocese) & Evening Prayer of the Church –

Bishop Kirby

Our Guest Presenter

Fr John Harris OP was born in Limerick. He was ordained a Dominican priest in 1988. After finishing his studies in Rome he returned to Ireland to begin his pastoral duties.

He has served in a number of Dominican priories throughout the country. During his 30 years as a priest he has been involved in the academic and pastoral formation of Dominican students for the priesthood and has also been active in the preaching apostolate through the English speaking world. Fr John is also well known in youth ministry circles and is involved in ministry to brother priests.