We are asking parishes to let us know what sort of things are happening to stand against the storm of the Coronavirus.
We are already encouraged to hear about imaginative ways in which different parishes are finding ways to worship online. You can read more about these in the previous items in our News page.
Here are some things that Mullingar Union of Parishes are doing to stand against the storm.
Candlelight Prayer Movement Launched MARCH 18th 2020.
Members of Mullingar Union of Parishes are being encouraged to light a candle each evening at 7.00 p.m. to pray to God for help with the crisis the world is in.
It is a symbol to show that God’s love, life and hope is never overtaken by the darkness that surrounds us. Our hope is that through prayer we may all find peace, healing and assurance in God’s love and protection.
Full details are available on our parish website here http://mullingarunionofparishes.net/index.php/lighten-our-darkness/
Let's keep talking project
This project encourages everyone to keep in touch with God through prayer and bible reading and through telephone calls to keep in touch with family, friends, neighbours and parishioners.
- A booklet has been produced by the parish 'Prayerful thoughts and comforting words at a time of National Crisis' and has been sent to everyone living in the parish and available online to members of the wider community. Hard Copies are available on request. http://mullingarunionofparishes.net/index.php/2020/03/18/prayerful-thoughts-and-comforting-words-at-a-time-of-national-crisis/
- A number of parishioners have also volunteered to keep a regular contact with neighbours and people living in the parish and wider community.
Praying with our Feet
Help Drops – An active group of people in the parish have offered to deliver shopping and other needed items to people living in the community who are unable themselves to collect them while maintaining the guidelines of social distancing.
Christ is Risen
We are inviting younger parishioners to create and prepare a special Easter card with a prayer for everyone in the parish. These will be delivered with an Easter Egg, kindly donated, on Easter Saturday and left at the doorstep having first rung the bell or knocked the door!
Live Services and Digital Communication
We are looking to use Webcam and live messages which will be available on our parish Facebook page:
We are actively researching the possibility of broadcasting services and sending short talks for the day, week or Sunday and we shall update when this happens.