CHURCH – A HOSPITAL FOR SINNERS
Christmas Reconciliation Service
Where: St. Mary’s Priory, Tallaght Village
When: Wednesday, 13th December, at 7.30pm
While Christmas brings its own stresses and strains for many people it is also a time where people often take the opportunity to make new beginnings in damaged relationships. It can be a time of great healing between people and in families. This is also true of our relationship with God. The birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, reminds us that God is with us in all the beauty and brokenness of our lives.
We live in a rapidly changing world and a rapidly changing Church which brings its own opportunities and challenges. This year we have the opportunity to explore a new way to be Church together in the area of reconciliation. We will have one Reconciliation Service this year for our Tallaght Deanery (10 parishes). It promises to be a beautiful evening of reflection and healing. Priests from each of the ten parishes in our deanery will be present.
There will be NO Reconciliation Service in individual parishes this year. We are combining resources to have one quality liturgy. This is an act of communion, of working more closely together in new ways, to encourage and support one another in faith, hope and love. This new arrangement at deanery level is a response to the increasing demands and diminishing resources among priests and parish communities.
Do join us in this golden opportunity for healing, prayer and reconciliation.